The Giants have a brand new second-most-experienced cornerback.
Fabian Moreau, who has 76 career video games performed with 34 begins, was signed to the practice squad Monday, the Giants introduced. Moreau compiled 181 tackles and 6 interceptions over 4 seasons with Washington and one with the Atlanta Falcons earlier than he was launched final month by the Houston Texans.
With Adoree Jackson locked in as one beginning cornerback, the Giants are hoping second-year professional Aaron Robinson seizes the job on the opposite aspect of the sector. That didn’t occur in coaching camp, when Robinson was focused by opposing quarterbacks and penalty-flag-throwing officers.
Darnay Holmes had an excellent summer time taking part in within the slot, and versatile rookie Cor’Dale Flott’s improvement was slowed by harm. The remainder of the depth chart may very well be a revolving door till coordinator Wink Martindale finds reliable choices for his man-to-man protection scheme.
By placing Moreau, 28, on the practice squad at the beginning, the Giants might use one in every of their two weekly game-day elevations on him Sunday towards the Tennessee Titans. Assuming he lives up to his resume, Moreau then may very well be elevated to the 53-man roster as quickly as Week 2.
Keeping him off the energetic roster in Week 1 permits the salary-cap-strapped Giants to keep away from absolutely guaranteeing Moreau’s wage for the season. The identical loophole is probably going into consideration with veteran security Tony Jefferson, who was signed to the practice squad final week.