On Tuesday afternoon, the New York Giants had in former New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes, which was initially reported on Sunday just before the team took on the Denver Broncos in their 41-23 loss at MetLife Stadium.
The interest in Rhodes made sense, as the Giants only have three active safeties on the team with Antrel Rolle, Ryan Mundy and rookie Cooper Taylor; as Stevie Brown is out for the season with an ACL tear, Will Hill is serving a four-game suspension and Tyler Sash was cut just before the start of the regular season, thus the interest in Rhodes.
With the interest in Hill and Goff; another glaring need hit the Giants in Week 1 when Dan Connor went down with a season-ending neck injury, leaving Mark Herzlich as the only true middle linebacker on the team and was elevated to be the starter against the Broncos, but struggled to keep up on the first team offense, especially in pass coverage, which would explain the two veterans brought in for workouts.
The 31-year-old Hill spent the last eight seasons with the Seahawks and has made 376 career tackles with 20 sacks and seven forced fumbles during his time with the team and also played in Super Bowl XL in his rookie season; which was a 21-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hill however, has spent most of his career as an outside linebacker and not as a middle linebacker.
Goff, on the other hand, is a name that many Giants fans will remember as he was a former fifth-round pick of the team back in the 2008 NFL Draft and showed a lot of promise as he took over the starting duties in 2010, but tore his ACL just before Week 1 of the 2011 season and was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Goff was signed before the 2012 season by the Washington Redskins and was expected to compete for their middle linebacker spot, but just like Terrell Thomas, tore his ACL for a second straight season and was placed on season-ending IR for a second straight time; which lead to him being waived and released and not playing a down of football in two years.
None of the three players were signed.
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