In an appearance on NFL Network’s NFL AM this morning, Giants cornerback Aaron Ross admitted he signed with Jacksonville last off-season solely for monetary purposes.
“It was a nice paid vacation to Florida … I had to think about the family, setting us up long term, so of course the money comes to mind … But winning is everything, man. It takes the joy away when you’re losing, and the only thing to get you through it is the paycheck when you’re losing. So yeah, I’m very happy to be back with the Giants.”
Ross spent his first five NFL seasons as a member of Big Blue, totaling 10 INTs, including four in 2011, the year prior to signing with the Jaguars.
In 13 games last year, Ross had 45 tackles, three pass defenses and did not make a single interception.
Ross earned $2.25 million of a deal reported to be worth $9.75 million over three years before being released in March. The cornerback signed a one-year, $715,000 deal to return to New York this off-season.
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