The New York Giants have added an extra defensive back to their roster, officially signing free agent cornerback Ronald Zamort.
The New York Giants have made some changes to the roster this week.
First reported by ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, Big Blue signed cornerback Ronald Zamort on Monday. Adding depth to the roster, Zamort will begin to work his way into the system alongside defensive backs Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple and B.W. Webb.
However, initially, Zamort will most likely get most of his reps with the special teams’ units.
The Giants signed CB Ronald Zamort. He spent time with DC James Bettcher in Arizona.
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) October 15, 2018
Zamort previously was an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan, entering the league in 2016 with the Arizona Cardinals. Current Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher was on the staff when Zamort was in Arizona as well. This, therefore, will provide Zamort with a little familiarity when he enters the Giants facility.
The former WMU Bronco showed promise in offseason workouts for the Cardinals in 2017. However, he tore his ACL in July of that very year. The injury sidelined him for the entire 2017 campaign, and he didn’t return to Arizona thereafter.
However, the general feeling is that Zamort has a good shot to get some reps for the G Men. With a defensive coordinator he’s played under before, along with numerous veterans around him to learn from, Zamort is in good hands at the moment.
It was also announced Tuesday that the Giants have waived cornerback Donte Deayon. Because of this, the Giants are already high on Zamort being a better option than Deayon, who didn’t show much promise after the conclusion of the preseason.
The Giants don’t play until next Monday night Oct. 22 when they face the Falcons in Atlanta. Therefore, Zamort has a full week of practice to get settled and get comfortable for some special teams reps, and possibly dime-back sets if the Giants so choose to include him.