NY Giants surprisingly bring back CB who was expected to leave this offseason

The fifth-year CB will return to the G-Men on a one-year deal
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We'll be honest, this was a move that we weren't expecting from NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen, though it makes sense from a depth standpoint. At cornerback, fans have been calling for Schoen to bring in some experience.

Schoen has done just that by keeping a familiar name in town. That'd be Darnay Holmes, who just wrapped up his fourth campaign in East Rutherford. The belief was that he'd be on his way to a new team in 2024, but Jeremy Fowler is reporting the 5-10, 175-pounder will be back on a one-year deal.

The Giants have reportedly re-signed Darnay Holmes to a one-year deal

Last offseason, Holmes wasn't expected to stick with the team for 2023. However, he ended up agreeing to a pay cut in late August, saving his career with the G-Men. Now, with his contact up, Holmes has once again found a way to stick around.

The full details of Holmes' new deal with the Giants are yet to be revealed, but we've got to assume it's for a pretty affordable price. This also should not change NY's plans about adding a veteran at the position before the NFL Draft gets here.

Soon, former All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White will be taking a visit to East Rutherford to meet with Schoen and the front office. White is the No. 1 target for a lot of Big Blue supporters, though his torn ACL in 2021 and torn Achilles last season remains a concern.

As for Holmes, he appeared in 16 games last season, with no starts. He finished with 18 total tackles, two interceptions and three pass deflections. He also saw a ton of action on special teams, which is where he could be quite valuable in '24 too. Plenty of fans are a bit stunned about the Holmes news, but it can't be Schoen's last one in adding bodies to the CBs room, that's for sure.