The New York Giants have improved in the secondary since last season, and because of that, they’ve moved on from one cornerback that they don’t see the need for anymore. The player in this case is Ryan Lewis, who joined the roster in 2020 as a member of the practice squad. The Giants would later bring him up to the active roster for the game against Chicago before sending him back down.
Lewis would make it back to the active roster during the same month but ultimately his season was interrupted by injury as he was placed on the IR list in November. Now, the team is making the decision to make him one of their offseason waivers after adding another cornerback to the current group in Adoree’ Jackson.
Lewis, a former college player with the University of Pittsburgh, came into the league as an undrafted free agent and played for a number of teams before making it to the Giants. He had stints with the Cardinals, Patriots, Colts, Eagles, Dolphins, and Washington.
He’d end up playing five games for the Giants and racking up 13 tackles and one pass breakup during his time last year. Not the worst numbers in the world for someone that started off in the practice squad.
Ultimately, though, the Giants don’t see Lewis as a player worth taking into the next season after the team has added others such as Adoree’ Jackson, Joshua Kalu, and expects to get Sam Beal back. One thing’s for certain, and that’s the secondary looking a little different going into 2021.