Giants could not complete CB David Long deal…

Giants could not Acquire CB David Long

David Long struggled to maintain consistency in 2023 after playing a somewhat steady, part-time starting job with the Rams for four years. After signing with the Giants today, he’ll be hoping for fewer relocations in 2024.
Long inked a contract to join the Raiders at the start of free agency last year, having played out his rookie contract as a third-round selection out of Michigan. Before being dismissed by the Las Vegas franchise in early November, he started one of his eight game appearances for the team. After being claimed by Carolina, he made three games as a starter before the Panthers waived him. The Packers claimed him once again the previous season, but he was waived shortly before the postseason. Following clearing waivers, the Green Bay signed Long to its practice squad, elevating him for the team’s victory over the Cowboys.

After a delayed start to his rookie year in Los Angeles, Long started 10 games in 52 appearances. After playing minimally in his first two seasons, Long established himself on the Rams defense as a key defender in the rotation of defensive backs. He logged 77 total tackles, an interception, and seven passes defensed for the team that drafted him.

In New York, Long will come in to add some depth to the secondary. With Adoree’ Jackson departing in free agency, the Giants return Deonte Banks and Cor’Dale Flott as starters. The team also brought in Kentucky cornerback Andru Phillips in last week’s draft. Phillips and Long should be two of the team’s top options to step into a third cornerback role.

 

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