NFL Rumors: New York Giants Signing Donte Whitner?
Donte Whitner is one of the more interesting free agents in the NFL nowadays but the belief is that he will eventually be signed up by teams soon. The first one to test him out will be the New York Giants.Advertisement
The Giants are looking for added help following injuries to its secondary unit, NFL.com reported. Nat Berthe and Darian Thompson are already questionable when they face the Minnesota Vikings this Monday with only Landon Collins and Andrew Adams available.
The Giants will reportedly work out Donte Whitner this weekend though it remains to be seen if a deal can be struck before they face Minnesota. If not, the Giants may have to face the Vikings undermanned and look forward to added help in their next outing.
Another Pro Bowl Run For Donte Whitner
Whitner is a key acquisition if the Giants can pull it off. The 31-year-old safety is a proven commodity, having been selected to three Pro Bowls dating back to 2012-2014.
He previously played for the Cleveland Browns before being cut due to financial reasons. He was supposed to get $6.2 million this season and $6.3 million in 2017. He spent only two seasons with the Browns.
Prior to his Cleveland stint, Whitner also played for the Buffalo Bills. He previously tried out with the Los Angeles Rams but surprisingly failed to make it to the final roster.
Moving forward, a contract with the New York Giants would depend on how he pans up during the workout. Given the need for added manpower, he is in the best position to return to the NFL and achieve that Pro Bowl dream, Bleacher Report reported.
The potential NFL marriage seems to benefit both sides unless the Giants find a reason to pass on Whitner like maybe health reasons or lacking something for the safety position. Something should materialize this week.