Despite signing and drafting a cornerback, the New York Giants still want to add another player from the same position and are set to host veteran CB Leon Hall for a visit, according to the latest NFL rumors.
Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports reports that the New York Giants are hosting veteran cornerback Leon Hall on Tuesday even though the team drafted Eli Apple, who plays the same position as Hall.
Veteran CB Leon Hall is visiting the Giants today. GM Jerry Reese talked about the need for depth there even after drafting Eli Apple.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) May 3, 2016
Apple was selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and the Giants also signed another CB Janoris Jenkins earlier this offseason in free agency.
2016 offseason NFL rumors has also Hall being tied to the Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins.
The 31-year-old Leon Hall has played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2007 to 2015 and was the first round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. For his entire NFL career, Hall is credited 470 tackles, 26 interceptions, 111 pass deflections, 5 forced fumbles and 4 defensive touchdowns.
A nine-year veteran, Hall earned about $9.6 million in his final year in Cincinnati. It’s unknown what kind of contract Hall is looking for but it’s speculated that he wants a long-term deal, most likely the final big contract in his NFL career.
It looks like the Giants want depth at the cornerback position as per the latest NFL rumors involving the team, which struggled last season with just 6 wins against 10 losses and a team that gave up 420.3 total yards per game, the worst in the league.