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Another New Jersey kid is coming home: The Giants sign Ravens safety

by Craig J. Santucci | Managing Editor

Another New Jersey kid is coming home.  Jeremy Miles who grew up in Voorhees New Jersey was signed this week on a one year deal.  Last season Jeremy had played for the Baltimore Ravens and Steve Spagnuolo, starting 2 games from the Ravens.

Miles now joins a crowded group of Safeties, where at one time there where only two. Miles is also the second Raven to make the trip up Route 95 in the last two years.  Jameel McClain signed with the Giants last year and instantly became the glue for a battered and undermanned defense.  

Last years starter, Quintin Demps is still a free agent and it doesn’t look like the Giants have any interest in bringing him back, even with the young, inexperienced group currently on the roster.  

Miles started two games for the Ravens last year and Spagnuolo clearly thinks he can compete for the starting job since Cooper Taylor, Bennett Jackson and Nat Berhe did not win the job coming out of OTA’s.  Very little has been noise has been made by Josh Gordy (free agent signing) and Mykkelle Thompson (2015 draft pick). 

Jeremy Miles also has a few unique relationships on the Giants besides having played for Steve Spagnuolo.  Miles, 28 years old played college ball at the University of Massachusetts with wide receivers Victor Cruz and  Julian Talley. Miles is solid safety and a very good special teams player, which the Giants always need. 

Chykie Brown is listed as a corner-back and with the addition of Miles, Bennett Jackson could also be moved back to corner if necessary.   Training camp should have some interesting battles, mostly likely coming from Taylor, Berhe and now…Jeremy Miles.

 

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