The Giants Cut safety Meriweather and re-sign Cofield
The Giants have once again raised eye brows with a handful of moves.
Today the Giants have cut hard-hitting safety Brandon Meriweather. While Meriweather was past his prime, he bailed out the Giants this season when they became desperately thin at the position. Meriweather’s production was decent, including 53 tackles (38 solo), two interceptions and seven passes defended.
How did we get to this point? In true Jerry Reese fashion, the Giants GM refused to pay safety Antrel Rolle or bring in any veteran players to help with the development of Landon Collins, the Giants second round pick in 2015.
To make matters worse, the Giants lost Bennett Jackson, rookie, Mykkele Thompson and Nat Berhe during pre-season. Third year player, Cooper Taylor had a mysterious injury, was benched, was cut and resigned to the practice squad. He now seems up to the task of starting.
Meriweather’s was down the last two weeks with a knee injury. So to make matters worse, after a handful of tackles this week, the Giants have once again fallen in love with Cooper “I am injured again” Taylor. Collins, Taylor and Craig Dahl are now the only 3 safeties left on the roster.
Good luck covering Panthers Tight End, Greg Olsen.
With a roster spot now begging to be filled…the Giants have re-signed former Defensive Tackle Barry Cofield. Cofield played with the Giants for five season (2006-2010) and helped the Giants win the 2007 Superbowl. When Cofield was released, Giants fans were upset, especially since he possessed a great “taser” sack dance.
Cofield was replaced with 2nd round draft pick, Linval Joseph, but before you could say “The Anvil” Jerry Reese let Linval Joseph walk after his rookie contract expired. Two stud defensive tackles dismissed in 8 years. Yes, Giants fans, can we get a round of applause for Jerry Reese.
Cofield and Joseph should have never been released in the first place, but at this point the Giants don’t have much depth after Markus Kuhn was hurt in Monday’s game. Bromley and Jenkins remain the only two healthy defensive tackles on the team. Only time will tell what Barry has left in the tank, but his hard work was always appreciated.