The New York Giants have tendered exclusive rights free agent corner back Chandler Fenner. The contract is for one year at the league minimum of $510,000.
It looks like the Giants are focused on signing their own free agents first before they make any moves with other teams free agents. The exclusive rights tender gives the Giants all the power in contract negotiations and all the player can do is sign on the dotted line.
Chandler was a practice squad player before being signed to the active roster in October 2014, after multiple injuries to the defensive backfield of the Giants. Fenner was an undrafted free agent out of the College of the Holy Cross in 2012 where he signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in April but was later released in August.
He then was signed to the Seattle Seahawks practice squad where he stayed from December of 2012 until July of 2014. The Giants then signed him to their practice squad in August of 2014. Fenner played in 11 games in 2014 recording 7 tackles.
Still don’t know who Chandler Fenner is? Maybe this will refresh your memory. Remember the corner back who was playing in his second ever NFL game against the Dallas Cowboys and had the unfortunate luck of being matched up with wide receiver Dez Bryant?
It was 3rd down and 6. Tony Romo threw the ball to Bryant, the defender tried his best to make the tackle but missed and it ended up being a 44-yard gain setting up the Cowboys to take the lead. That corner back was Chandler Fenner.
Chandler Fenner adds much-needed depth at the corner back position especially if corner backs Zack Bowman and Walter Thurman III, who will both be free agents on March 10, (unless the Giants sign them in the next couple of days) sign with other teams.