5 significant questions for the NY Giants cornerbacks this season

Will the unit step up for defensive coordinator Wink Martindale?

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2. Does Darnay Holmes make the final 53-man roster?

When free agency first started and roster cuts were being made, Darnay Holmes was always looked at as a possible salary cap casualty. If Holmes had been cut, he would count for $197,000 in a dead cap hit and save almost $2.7 million in cap space, which given the Giants lack of cap space at times, made sense.

The Giants added a lot of depth at the position in the offseason in both free agency and in the 2023 NFL Draft, so if the Giants wanted to get some space back to make other moves, Holmes being cut made sense.

Holmes struggled for the Giants in 2022, so him being a lock to make the team in 2023 is no sure guarantee. With additions like Banks and Hawkins in the draft and the free agency signing of Amani Oruwariye, Holmes' spot in the cornerback rotation isn't guaranteed.

With the Giants at $4.14 million in current salary cap space, according to the NFL PA Salary Cap report, the Giants will still likely need some cap space to operate. WIth Saquon Barkley not getting a new deal and without Leonard Williams or Jackson' being extended, the Giants may need to make a few roster cuts eventually to get some space back and one of those moves could end up being Holmes if he doesn't impress over the summer.