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Giants Sign Safety Busing, Jones Clears Waivers

Posted on: July 31, 2010 8:08 pm
 

The New York Giants have signed safety John Busing, adding some help to their depleted safety group. This is a smart move on the Giants part and I like to see a backup DB or WR, who can also contribute on special teams, which I imagine Busing will be used for quite a bit. Busing is a four year NFL veteran who has played for the Houston Texans and the Cincinnati Bengals. Reports say that the Giants had brought him in for the minicamp in May, so they must have been looking ahead by working him out.

There is no denying the fact that the Antrel Rolle signing was huge. If it wasn’t clear to some of the fans back then, it should be now. The Giants have recently announced that Kenny Phillips will not be able to start practice (PUP list) and we know that rookie safety Chad Jones will be out for the year after his car accident. Giants GM Jerry Reese is clearly determined not to allow teams to pass against them, the way they did in 2009. He is giving new DC Perry Fewell the tools he needs to get the job done.

Rookie safety Chad Jones cleared waivers and will be put on the Giants Non-Football injury list. This is good news because Jones was highly regarded coming out of college. He is a very heavy hitter and someone the G-Men thought would compliment Antrel Rolle nicely, if Phillips could not make it this year. It just so happens, that neither Phillips or Jones will be available. This should be the last we hear about the safety position until Kenny Phillips is healthy enough for a full return to the game.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul has the only remaining roster spot available, as the Big Blue roster is currently at seventy nine players. Everyone expects JPP to sign sometime tonight before training camp starts tomorrow morning. Stay tuned!

Comments

Since: Nov 15, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2010 5:07 pm
 

Giants Sign Safety Busing, Jones Clears Waivers

I don't know guys.  I don't see how signing a back-up safety from the Texans helps us.  The last Texans safety we signed didn't work out too well for us.  Tongue out

Giantsr1eva-

You will never know until he steps on the field. The last Texans safety wasn't good, I agree, but he's a different person and give him the benefit of the doubt, then cut him when he is bad.


Glad to see Mock and look are getting along. That was an ugly scene.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2010 1:33 pm
 

Giants Sign Safety Busing, Jones Clears Waivers

I don't know guys.  I don't see how signing a back-up safety from the Texans helps us.  The last Texans safety we signed didn't work out too well for us.  Tongue out



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2010 12:59 pm
 

Giants Sign Safety Busing, Jones Clears Waivers

I agree with you about Busey starting but he will provide depth at safety and work on special teams. It looks like it will be Rolle and Johnson/Grant. Not sure which yet but Deon Grant seems to have become a leader and he gets along with everyone very well. Phillips still isn't out of the question either. The Giants are very shrewd and the truth becomes a puzzle, even for the true fans to figure out. 



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: July 31, 2010 9:35 pm
 

Giants Sign Safety Busing, Jones Clears Waivers

Busing definitely won't start......he only started 4 games out of the 16 he played for Houston last year (the first time he was active for all 16 games in his career; those were his only career starts).  One thing about Busing...he is a rarity in the NFL.  Smart fans can figure out why.

He has decent size...6'2"/218, and hopefully will be an asset on special teams if he makes the 53-man roster (I am trying to research now if he played on them last year).


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