The Giants waived/injured defensive back Mykkele Thompson. To take his place on the 90-man roster, the team signed rookie linebacker Jimmy Herman.
Thompson was a fifth round pick in the 2015 draft, but he has been held back by injuries over the last three years. The defensive back suffered a torn Achilles as a rookie, ending his season before it even started. When he made his debut in Week 2 of the 2006 season, he suffered a knee injury that eventually took him out of action for the full year. This summer, a quad injury slowed him down as the G-Men looked to move him from safety to cornerback.
The Giants were hoping that Thompson could make the 53-man cut as a corner this offseason, but he wasn’t doing much to separate himself from the pack even before the injury. As of this writing, the Giants seem likely to keep Michael Hunter as a reserve corner while Donte Deayon and Valentino Blake battle it out for one final CB spot. Janoris Jenkins, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Eli Apple will serve as the team’s primary corners.
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