The New York Giants are reportedly exploring the safety market ahead of the beginning of training camp this week.
Training camp begins this week for the New York Giants, as rookies report Monday and veterans report Wednesday. Going into this season, the Giants are looking to have Antoine Bethea and Jabrill Peppers start at the free safety and strong safety spots, respectively. The team inked Bethea to a two-year deal in March and received Peppers in the Odell Beckham Jr. trade with the Cleveland Browns.
However, Big Blue is still exploring the safety market ahead of camp in order to expand their depth at that position. The Giants are reportedly hosting visits for veteran safeties Johnathan Cyprien and Tre Boston, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, respectively.
Giants are bringing in veteran free-agent safety Jonathan Cyprien for a visit today, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 22, 2019
Right before training camp, the #Giants are bringing in FA safety Tre Boston for a visit today, source said. A potential signing.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 22, 2019
Cyprien previously spent time with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted him in the second round (No. 33 overall) in 2013 out of Florida International University, from 2013-2016. He then was a member of the Tennessee Titans from 2017-2018.
Cyprien signed a four-year, $25 million deal with Tennessee prior to the 2017 season, however only played 10 games for them, all that season. He tore his ACL in August of 2018 during training camp and missed the entire season. The Titans thus released him in March of this year.
In his last full season (2016 with the Jaguars), Cyprien racked up 126 total tackles with three tackles-for-loss, one sack, and four passes defended.
Boston was previously selected in the fourth round (No. 128 overall) in 2014 out of the University of North Carolina by the Carolina Panthers. He spent time with the Panthers from 2014-2016, then the Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 and then played last season with the Arizona Cardinals.
In 14 games for the Cardinals last year, Boston racked up 79 total tackles, one tackle-for-loss, three interceptions, and nine passes defended.