The New York Giants have signed veteran safety Jeromy Miles, who most recently played for the Baltimore Ravens.
Here are five things to know about the newest member of the Giants:
- Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Bengals in 2010, Miles played three seasons and part of a fourth in Cincinnati before being claimed by Baltimore in September of 2013. His career numbers include 67 games with three starts, 86 tackles and one interception. Miles has also played in four postseason contests, two with the Bengals and two with the Ravens last year when he recorded three tackles and a forced fumble.
- The 6-foot-2, 211-pound Miles played all 16 games last season with two starts, recording 28 tackles, an interception and a forced fumble. The 28 tackles matched a career high that he set in 2012 with the Bengals.
Photos of the Giants 2015 official roster
- Since coming into the league in 2010, Miles is tied for 21st with 45 special teams tackles. Who else has 45 in that span? Former Giants linebacker Spencer Paysinger, who signed with the Miami Dolphins this offseason.
- Both Miles and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz went undrafted in 2010 out of UMass, where the safety earned first-team All-America honors in NCAA Division I-FCS as a senior in 2009. Miles started all 36 games he played in at UMass (2007-09) after transferring from Navy in 2006. Miles' total college numbers include 294 tackles, nine interceptions, 23 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles in 49 games (47 starts). The Giants now have three former Minutemen on the roster: Miles, Cruz and wide receiver Julian Talley, who went undrafted in 2012.
- A native of Voorhees, N.J., Miles attended Winslow High School and earned multiple letters in football, baseball, and track, helping the track team to win three state championships.