CORNERBACK JERRAUD POWERS VISITING GIANTS…
ESPN and The NFL Network report that unrestricted free agent cornerback Jerraud Powers (Arizona Cardinals) will visit the New York Giants on Thursday.
The 28-year old Powers was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He signed with the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent in March 2013. In seven NFL seasons, Powers has played in 87 regular-season games with 82 starts. In 2015, he started all 13 regular-season games he played in, and finished the season with 52 tackles, one sack, nine pass defenses, and one interception. Powers has 11 career interceptions.
The 5’10”, 187-pound Powers lacks ideal size and top-end speed, but he is he is a very quick, experienced, smart, and steady corner who plays well in the slot position. Powers has had some durability issues although he has only missed three regular-season games in the last three seasons.
While Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Janoris Jenkins form a very strong starting duo at cornerback, the Giants have little quality depth at the position. Prince Amukamara signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency. The other cornerbacks on the roster include Trevin Wade, Tramain Jacobs, and Leon McFadden. Trumaine McBride and Jayron Hosley are unrestricted free agents who may not be re-signed.