The New York Giants made two other significant moves on April Fool’s Day, they cut safety CC Brown and added veteran safety Deon Grant. Many Giants fans will be partying like it’s 1999 this weekend over Brown being cut because of his poor 2009 campaign. I will continue to say that it was not entirely his fault. The team was asking CC to do things that he was not able to do. He is not a cover safety and the G-men knew that when they brought him on board. The team was devastated by injuries and they tried to fill a hole with this man. There is nothing I can say to deter the Big Blue faithful from hating this guy. All I can say is that I wish CC well where ever he ends up.
Deon Grant is a veteran safety who currently has the 5th longest Iron Man streak going in the NFL at 144 consecutive games started. He is a big guy standing 6’2″ and 215 pounds. He seems to have a very positive outlook on the game and called it “destiny” that he would end up with the Giants. The 31-year old veteran was drafted by the Panthers back in 2000 and has never looked back. He has played for the Carolina Panthers (4 years), Jacksonville Jaguars (3 years) and lastly, the Seattle Seahawks (3 years). This move surprised a lot of Giants fans who thought the team was done with the safety position, after they signed Antrel Rolle to a huge contract. But this move did not surprise me one bit. In fact, this is the exact scenario I envisioned immediately following the 2009 season. Locking down the safety position via free agency, really frees things up for the team for the NFL Draft this month. It completely changes the drafting strategy for 2010. They can now focus on the MLB and the OL positions, the next two important needs on the “to-do” list in my opinion. I would not be surprised to see a MLB and OL at the one and two picks, in any order this year. I also think it’s still a possibility that the team might bring in a MLB via free agency. We will have to wait and see.
RD – NYGReporter.com