The Giants have swapped one rookie defensive back for another. James Kratch of NJ Advance Media reports (via Twitter) that the team has promoted safety Andrew
Adams and waived cornerback Michael Hunter. The pair of moves are an attempt to replace safeties Mykkele Thompson and Darian Thompson, who are both struggling through injuries.
Waiving Hunter is a bit of a curious move, especially since the team promoted the rookie earlier this week. As ESPN’s Jordan Raanan tweets, the Giants’ indecisiveness ultimately cost the team $26K in salary. The undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State could be re-signed to the Giants practice squad as soon as Monday, reports Ralph Vacchiano of SNY (via Twitter).
Adams is an undrafted rookie out of UConn. In 44 career games with the Huskies, the safety compiled 263 tackles and nine interceptions. As Roster Resource shows, Adams will be joining safeties Thompson, Landon Collins, and Nat Berhe.