Despite a rather impressive preseason from the former Boise State CB, Donte Deayon finds himself in the market for a new team, according to the New York Daily Times.
Many had expected Deayon to make the final 53-man roster until the Giants traded a conditional late round pick to the Pittsburgh Steelers for cornerback, Ross Cockrell.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) September 2, 2017
Cockrell was a reserve CB who played in all 16 games for the Steelers last season.
DID YOU SEE THAT?!?! Donte Deayon with the Pick 6!! pic.twitter.com/sfnpInF4kU
— New York Giants (@Giants) August 27, 2017
Excerpt via Dan Salomone of Giants.com on June 18th, 2016:
“Now he’s 155 pounds or whatever, but I reminded him that power is mass times speed,” Spagnuolo said of Deayon. “So if he goes really fast, he’s just as powerful. Look, he’s a joy to work with…… He gets football. He has what I call football ‘get-it’ and he’s really smart and he competes. So he’s got a chance.”
Donte was building reputation and name for himself as the “5-foot giant” and according to coaches and players, was well liked within the locker room.
There is still a possibility that the Giants will place the BSU alum on the practice squad; but with teams like the Packer and Saints in need talented corners, don’t expect the 5-foot giant to sleep for too long.