Stevie Brown In, Jerrel Jernigan Out

The New York Giants are interested in re-signing safety Stevie Brown, but they are not interested in re-signing wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan.

Brown did not have the bounce back season he had hoped for coming off a ACL injury he suffered in 2013. His play was so bad the Giants coaches benched him for special teamer/reserve safety Quintin Demps who was signed in the offseason to play special teams primarily.

Demps, though, was not an upgrade over Brown and the two eventually ended up splitting time at the position. This performance comes after Brown had a break out season in 2012 where he recorded eight interceptions on the year giving everyone high hopes for the safety position.

Maybe the reason the Giants are interested in re-signing Brown is because they still feel he can perform at the high level he did back in 2012, but mostly because Antrel Rolle is a question mark on returning to play for the Giants.

As for Jerrel Jernigan, he suffered a sprained foot early in the 2014 season and was put on injured reserve for the remainder of the year.

Jernigan never really caught on with the Giants in his stay with the team and with the recent re-signing of slot receiver Kevin Ogeltree it all but seals his fate with the team. His breakout season came in 2013 when starter Victor Cruz went down with an injury and he had to fill that role.

He ended the season with 29 catches on 45 targets for 329 yards and 2 touchdowns, also had 2 rushing attempts for 57 yards and 1 touchdown most of those stats came in the last three games of the season where he had 19 catches for 237 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Jernigan was drafted in the third round (83rd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Troy. He was drafted to be a dynamic kick/punt returner but never lived up to that. He had a total of 20 kick returns with the Giants for 492 yards no touchdowns with his longest return being 60 yards.


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