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Eisen's Mailbag: Stevie Brown's role

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I'm curious about the status of Stevie Brown this year. Is he starting? He made a ton of plays last year and I expected to read a lot about him this offseason, but his name is rarely mentioned. Can you please shed some light on his situation?

I don't know why you'd be curious about Stevie Brown's status. He played in every game last season, starting 11 of them. He intercepted eight passes. With Kenny Phillips no longer here, Brown is the heavy favorite to start at safety opposite Antrel Rolle. Brown should be a critical component in the Giants' defense this season.
After the draft you see a mad scramble to sign undrafted college free agents. It appears that the Giants haven't been as active as other teams. Are there cap issues or just a lack of talent left in the pool?

Actually, neither. First of all, the Giants have not officially announced the signing of any free agents; that will likely happen during or after the rookie minicamp later this week. It's likely some of the names you've heard will be here only on a tryout basis. Because of the 90-man roster limit, the Giants had room for only six free agents following the draft. They can create roster space by releasing someone, but have yet to announce any such move.





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