It does nothing to alleviate the issues in their decimated defensive secondary, but the New York Giants today did announce the signing of veteran defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy. The eight-year veteran worked out for New York last week, and the signing had been anticipated for several days.
Kennedy was a first-round pick by the St. Louis Rams in 2003, and has played for four teams during his NFL career. He played sparingly for Minnesota last season, appearing in nine games. Kennedy is the third veteran free-agent defensive tackle signed by the Giants since the beginning of training camp, joining Rocky Bernard and Gabe Watson.
The Giants also announced they placed injured cornerback Terrell Thomas on injured reseve, and waived/injured cornerback Brian Witherspoon and wide receiver Samuel Giguere.
The Giants have only five healthy corners: Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, Michael Coe, first-year pro Joe Burnett and rookie Darnell Burks. They are expected to host several veteran free-agent cornerbacks for workouts Wednesday at the Timex Performance Center.