NY Giants reportedly bring in former Titans CB for potential Shane Bowen reunion

Will the G-Men end up signing the fifth-year CB?
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With the way the NY Giants cornerbacks room is looking leading up to training camp this summer, could Joe Schoen make a move in free agency to add some help? That might end up being the case, as Schoen just brought in a veteran defensive back for a workout.

According to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, Schoen and Co. brought in former Tennessee Titans cornerback Joshua Kalu for a visit and workout. With more help needed for the CBs room, is a signing on the way?

The Giants brought in former Titans CB Joshua Kalu for a workout

Kalu is familiar with new Giants defensive coordinator Shane Bowen, as Kalu was with the Titans from 2018-20 and then rejoined the team in 2022 after signing with the Giants in 2021. Kalu's time with the G-Men was short lived, as he tore his pec in the preseason and was out for the year.

He went back to the Titans in '22 and appeared in 16 games, posting five starts. That fall and winter, the 6-0, 200-pounder finished with 42 total tackles, five pass deflections, one forced fumble and one interception. In 2023, Kalu had stints with the Commanders and Dolphins on their practice squads.

The Giants appear set to rock with Deonte Banks as CB1 and Cor'Dale Flott is going to be given the first crack at CB2. Brian Daboll has spoken quite highly of Flott this offseason, which has NY supporters excited to see what he'll be able to do on the outside and not the slot. A quick look on social media shows that fans aren't too excited about the Kalu news, though, as other CBs out on the open market include Xavien Howard, Stephon Gilmore and others.

However, it's important to note that the Giants don't have a ton of cap space to work with, which is why adding a low-cost player like Kalu could make sense. If more money is freed up should Darren Waller retire/get released, then maybe other options, including Howard and Gilmore, may then be on the table for Schoen to think about.