The New York Giants have added their third starter-caliber corner of the offseason, reportedly signing veteran Leon Hall away from the Cincinnati Bengals.
I'm told CB Leon Hall is expected to sign with the #Giants today.
— Rand Getlin (@RandGetlin) August 4, 2016
Hall, 31, is recovering from off-season back surgery, but has the necessary experience to help improve a Giants secondary that’s coming off a disastrous 2015 campaign.
The former first-round pick has started 105 games in nine NFL seasons, recording 26 interceptions, 50 passes defended, five forced fumbles and three touchdowns in the process.
Hall figures to slot in behind Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie as the Giants’ slot corner this season. It’s a move that enables the team to bring first-round pick Eli Apple along slowly.
The Giants’ defense finished dead last against the pass last season, yielding an average of 299 yards per game. Needless to say, any help the team can get here won’t hurt.