The New York Giants have a solid starting safety duo, but their depth may be tested if Stevie Brown cannot return to form.
The New York Giants are looking solid at cornerback, and their safety unit figures to be promising as well.
Antrel Rolle will return at strong safety, and he provides great leadership and coverage skills. The Pro Bowl safety finished with 98 tackles, two sacks and six interceptions. Those all marked career highs for Rolle.
Free safety Stevie Brown will be returning from a knee injury, but the Giants will continue to monitor his health. He sat out the 2013 season, but his 2012 season was impressive as he notched eight interceptions to go with 76 tackles.
Quintin Demps will be the primary backup for the Giants. While the former Eagle is aging, he offers veteran experience and quality depth.
However, the depth will be tested if Brown still isn’t fully ready to go. Rookie Nat Berhe, who was drafted in the fifth round, may see significant playing time right away.
Cooper Taylor is also a roster candidate. He has gained experience in practicing with the first-team defense, so he should be able to emerge as a serviceable reserve.
While the safety position is excellent on the surface for the Giants, their depth may be tested if Brown does not return fully healthy.