EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –** The Giants today added depth to their secondary when they signed veteran safety Jeromy Miles.
A 6-2, 211-pounder entering his sixth NFL season, Miles played the last two years for the Baltimore Ravens after beginning his career with the Cincinnati Bengals. His position coach last season in Baltimore was Steve Spagnuolo, who is now the Giants' defensive coordinator.
Miles, who turns 28 next week, has played in 67 regular-season games with three starts and played in four postseason games. His career regular-season totals include 41 tackles (27 solo), an interception, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, plus 45 special teams tackles. In the postseason, Miles has three tackles (two solo) and two special teams tackles.
A native of Voorhees, N.J., who played at the University of Massachusetts, Miles entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Bengals in 2010. As a rookie, he played in six games and had four special teams tackles. Miles played in all 16 games in both 2011 and 2012, including his first career start vs. Cleveland on Sept. 16, 2012. He had a career-high 14 special teams tackles in 2011 and finished with 15 tackles (10 solo) and 13 special teams stops the following season.
In 2013, Miles played one game for Cincinnati before he was released on Sept. 21. He was awarded to the Ravens off waivers three days later. That season he played in 12 games for Baltimore, where he had eight special teams tackles.
Photos of the Giants 2015 official roster
Last year, Miles played in all 16 games with two starts (vs. San Diego on Nov. 30 and at Miami a week later). He finished with a career-high 23 tackles (14 solo). Miles picked up his first career interception against Jacksonville on Dec. 14 and had both a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He also contributed five special teams tackles.
Miles began his collegiate career in 2006 at Navy before transferring to UMass, where he played in 49 games with 47 starts and totaled 294 tackles, nine interceptions, 23 passes defensed and seven forced fumbles.
He earned multiple letters in football, baseball and track Winslow High School in Sicklerville, N.J.
*The Giants also waived wide receiver Marcus Harris and safety Justin Currie. Harris, who first signed with the Giants in 2013, spent the 2014 season on injured reserve after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. Currie was a rookie free agent signed on May 7.
Photos of former Ravens and Bengals Safety Jeromy Miles