The New York Giants and cornerback Chykie Brown have agreed to terms on a deal that will keep him in the Big Apple. Terms of the deal have not yet been made official but it is safe to say it will be one of the less expensive moves made by the Giants this off-season.
The 28-year old was released by the Baltimore Ravens last season and signed off waivers on November 5th by the Giants, after season ending injuries to cornerbacks Prince Amukamara, Jayron Hosley, and Walter Thurmond III. He performed so well with the team during his eight games with New York, that he usurped Zackary Bowman for the starting right cornerback job during the team’s final four games.
With the Giants, Brown will be reunited with his former defensive coordinator in Baltimore, Steve Spagnuolo.
Former Giants defensive coordinator and current Washington Redskins defensive backs coach, Perry Fewell, had this to say on Brown: “He is a pretty tough guy as a corner. Most corners are not physically tough guys, I think he is a pretty tough guy. I think he is a really nice addition to come in and help play in our secondary. We just like the speed factor, and some of the intangibles of what I just mentioned in his play.”
Brown, who finished last season with 40 tackles and two passes defended, will look to be in the mix for the Giants third cornerback slot next season.