Quintin Demps will likely be the team’s third safety after Will Hill was cut by the team (Samuel, June 25).
Demps will come up after Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown on the roster.
“His speed. His speed, his ability to actually change directions and burst,” safeties coach David Merritt said recently. “Quintin has played back in the post for most of his career. One of the things that he told me when he first arrived was, ‘Coach, I want to be down near the box.’ So when he said that I said, ‘Well you know what, I’m going to give you all of the tools to hopefully help you be successful down around the box.’ His speed, his ability to change directions and burst is one of the valuable assets that he brings to the table.”
Demps was signed in mid-March after a stint with Kansas City, with an eye on return duties (BBB, March 16).
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Not exactly what the Giants had in store for Demps, who is more of a returner and special teams player than an every down defensive player.
That doesn’t mean he can’t do it. It is just not the plan the team had going into camp. I look for more of an expanded role for Cooper Taylor and wild card to emerge such as CJ Barnett or Thomas Gordon.