Only a year after signing a three-year, $15.3 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, cornerback Aaron Ross once against finds himself without a home. The team, which is currently in full-fledged rebuilding mode, released the veteran corner on Friday, along with safety Dawan Landry. However, there is a possibility that Ross' stay on the free agent market will be short-lived.
With question marks surrounding Corey Webster, the heath of Prince Amukamara and Terrell Thomas, and the decision not to re-sign Justin Tryon, the New York Giants are certainly in the market for a cornerback. And although they've contacted the agent of Charles Woodson (who is more likely to be used at safety anyway), Big Blue could soon find themselves reaching out to their old friend.
When asked about a possible return for Ross, USA Today's Mike Garafolo said it "wouldn't surprise" him.
Much ado about nothing? Perhaps, but Garafolo is usually pretty quick to shut ideas down if they aren't realistic or possible. And given the Giants' situation in the secondary, they will be looking to add some veteran depth.
Who better than someone who already knows the system? And because the market for defensive backs is beyond saturated, someone like Ross could come for near the minimum.
We can hear Jerry Reese now: "Investigate everything."
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