EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants plan to sign rookie cornerback Prince Smith in their quest to add depth to the secondary, according to several media reports.
Smith cannot formally join the team until he passes COVID-19 testing protocols and a physical.
Smith, 5-10 and 195 pounds, was waived last week by the Philadelphia Eagles, with whom he signed as a rookie free agent on April 25.
He was a four-year letterman at the University of New Hampshire who played in 35 games with 29 starts his final three seasons, when he had 156 tackles (108 solo) and five interceptions.
As a senior in 2019, Smith started all 11 games and was named the team's most outstanding defensive player after finishing third in tackles (64) and second in interceptions (3) and pass breakups (7). He returned an interception 46 yards vs. Duquesne, picked off two passes vs. Delaware and returned a fumble 30 yards vs. Maine.
In 2018, Smith played in all 11 games with eight starts and tallied 37 tackles (28 solo), 1.0 sack and two interceptions. The previous year, he played in 13 games with 10 starts and recorded 55 tackles (37 solo) and had a team-high nine pass breakups. In 2016, Smith was named the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Rookie of the Year after leading UNH with five interceptions.
Smith is a graduate of Imhotep Institute Charter High School in Philadelphia, where he helped Imhotep become the first Philadelphia Public League school to win a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association AAA state championship.
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