Morris Claiborne
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The New York Giants have hosted visits for veteran free agents defensive back Morris Claiborne and defensive tackle Corey Liuget

With the 2019 NFL offseason well underway, there are still plenty of free agents lurking out there. The New York Giants realize that and have made efforts to pounce on a few.

Per a report from ESPN’s Field Yates, the Giants have met with veteran defensive back Morris Claiborne and defensive tackle Corey Liuget.

Claiborne has spent time with the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets during his seven years in the NFL. Liuget, on the other hand, has spent all eight of his seasons in the pros with the Chargers.

In 2018, Claiborne recorded 57 combined tackles for the Jets, including two interceptions and 14 passes defended through 15 games. Liuget only played six games in 2018. He served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy and found himself on the season-ending injured reserve list later on in the year. He suffered a torn quad tendon following Week 11.

Either signing could be beneficial in numerous ways for Big Blue, especially with the way their roster is shaping up.

Claiborne posted an average grade of 62.7 on Pro Football Focus in 2018. With his skill set and experience, he could be a great complement for DBs Janoris Jenkins, Sam Beal, Antoine Bethea, and Jabrill Peppers. Claiborne could work as a fifth defensive back in nickel sets or even play the slot corner position.

Liuget could definitely add depth to the Giants pass-rush if he were given a contract. Having posted an above average PFF grade of 69.9 last season, Liuget could work alongside guys such as B.J. Hill and Dalvin Tomlinson to man the Giants defensive line.

The DL position is also a position the Giants could go after early in the draft. With two first-round picks (No. 6 and 17 overall), the Giants may look for that premier pass-rusher that they desperately need.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.