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Cornerback Corey Webster’s Tenure as a Giant Dwindles

 

Some young players on the New York Giants have yet to get on the fields and make a contribution like Cornerback Jayron Hosley or Tight End Adrien Robinson.  Some young players are starting to see more playing time and slowly they are beginning to make an impression like Cooper Taylor and Demontre Moore.

The two things that these players all have in common is that they are young draft picks and do not cost the franchise a lot of money.

That can not be said of Cornerback Corey Webster.  Coming off another less than stellar year the 31-year-old corner back  has yet to make a vital contribution since September 15th against the Denver Broncos where he had 5 tackles.

Websters overall career has been average at best, and has never been in the class of Charles Tillman, Champ Bailey, Antonio Cromartie, Joe Hayden, Patrick Peterson, Brandon Flowers,  Johnathan Joseph,  Darrelle Revis or Richard Sherman, yet somehow he gets paid like a pro bowl corner back.

Webster was a second round draft pick in 2005 but never truly stepped into the spotlight as a Cornerback that an offensive coordinators or opposing quarterbacks would fear.  In 2008 No. 23 signed a six-year, $44.02 million contract that will pay him 4 million dollars in 2013 and yet the franchise seems okay that the Cornerback does not play.

Webster’s lack of contribution stems from a long list of injuries that occurred somewhere between the his 6 tackles performance on opening day September 8th and his 2 tackle performance on October 2nd.  His total tackles for the year is 13.

At the present time former Ole Miss teammate of Eli Manning’s, Trumaine McBride is holding down the job quite nicely.  Perry Fewell  considers Trumaine McBride his starter at that Cornerback position now, and Fewell flatly said yes, “It’s his job to lose.

In a world where 9x Pro Bowler, NFL Defensive Player of the Year(2004), AFC Defensive Player of the Year(2004), Super Bowl Champion and future Hall of Famer Ed Reed can lose his starting job and get cut from the Houston Texans…why are the Giants keeping Corey Webster?

Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor