Cornerback Trumaine McBride re-signed with the New York Giants this week for a two-year deal worth $3.1 million according to a report by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. The 28 year-old came out of nowhere last season filling in for an injured Corey Webster, collecting 32 total tackles, 15 passes defended and two interceptions during the 10 games he started.
Last August, the veteran McBride wasn’t even a lock to make New York’s roster but the G-Men lost so many key players to injury on both sides of the ball that when Webster went down, McBride got his shot. He really made it count as the new contract is the biggest pay day of his career, and he isn’t taking it for granted:
It's such a blessing to re-sign with the Giants! God has blessed me with another opportunity to do… http://t.co/kUn4IMI2FE
— Trumaine McBride (@TruMcBride) March 12, 2014
McBride’s height has always been an issue, standing at 5’9” which is considered too small for a CB by many, but he makes up for with his playmaking skills. A seventh round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, he entered the league with the Bears and started strong, but injured his knee in early 2009 and was waived soon after. He also spent time with the Cardinals and Jaguars, but only experienced a real resurgence when given a chance on a lackluster Giants defense.
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