The New York Giants have signed former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay to a contract, via Adam Schefter.
Former Steelers’ CB William Gay signed with the NY Giants, per @Jerrold_Colton.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 5, 2018
Gay played 16 games in 2017, starting nine of them. He recorded one interception and seven passes defended. He will be a great addition to a team that lacks cornerback depth and is attempting to overhaul the locker room.
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The former Steeler is essential the replacement for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, which means his contract is probably a veteran minimum deal. Adding leadership and experience to the team provides a healthy influx of quality in all facets of the game. Gay has played his entire career with Pittsburgh except for one lone season with the Arizona Cardinals.
William Gay with a shot on Ricardo Louis… pic.twitter.com/8PaHDrQVNG
— REAL🏈FOOTBALL (@ItsTheFBLife) September 10, 2017
At 33-years-old, Gay clearly still has the power to rock a receiver after the catch. Adding a tedious corner with solid coverage skills will give the Giants a bit of cushion when considering Apple and any secondary players they take in the upcoming NFL Draft.