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Report: Former Colts Cornerback Josh Gordy Signs with New York Giants

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According to the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano, former Colts cornerback Josh Gordy has signed with the New York Giants on a one-year deal.

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The free agency period in the NFL has really died down, as now the focus is mainly on the NFL Draft and there are some teams who might be waiting until after the May 12 free agent deadline to sign players, as after that point the players will not count toward the compensatory pick formula.  For the Colts, they're likely done with most of their free agent moves, but there are still a few notable players who were with the team last year that haven't signed elsewhere.

Of course, wide receivers Reggie Wayne and Hakeem Nicks are the two biggest ones, but it's another former Colt that has reportedly signed today.  According to the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano, cornerback Josh Gordy has signed with the New York Giants on a one-year deal.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The Giants have signed free agent DB Josh Gordy (<a href="https://twitter.com/4_flat">@4_flat</a>) to a vet minimum deal, according to an NFL source. He can play safety or CB.</p>&mdash; Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVacchianoNYDN/status/588096375218446338">April 14, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Gordy spent the past three seasons with the Colts after being acquired in a trade with the St. Louis Rams in 2012.  He played in 43 games during his time in Indy (starting two) and recorded 55 tackles, a sack, six passes defensed, and two interceptions.  Prior to coming to the Colts, Gordy appeared in two games with the Packers in 2010 and then 14 games (9 starts) with the Rams in a solid 2011 season.  He filled the Colts' fourth cornerback role in 2014 and, quite frankly, it was a role that he really struggled in.

Vacchiano notes that Gordy can play either safety or corner, and he guesses that Gordy will "help the Giants most" at safety, as the team needs depth there.  It's always hard to find fault in one-year deals for the veteran minimum like this, and Gordy will have to earn a spot in training camp, so this isn't a bad move by the Giants.  With that said, however, he didn't have a good 2014 campaign and will need to improve on that to just earn a spot on the team.  I wish him the best in New York and hope he gets it figured out, as according to Ralph Vacchiano, Josh Gordy is now a Giant.