Undrafted rookie Alex Cook leaves Giants: The New York Giants lost undrafted rookie Alex Cook to the Carolina Panthers, who sought much-needed safety depth.
University of Washington background: Cook, a former wide receiver converted to a defensive back, spent five years at the University of Washington, accumulating impressive stats on defense.
– Promising skillset: Cook displayed a unique skillset that could potentially develop in the NFL, with notable preseason performance and being a team captain at Washington.
– Potential replacement: Jalen Mayfield, a waived offensive lineman, could rejoin the Giants' practice squad, with ESPN's Jordan Raanan suggesting it's likely.
– Transparent negotiations: The Giants and player Pugh had transparent discussions regarding the practice squad agreement, focusing on Pugh's health and future prospects.
– Phase 2 of discussions: Pat Leonard mentioned that the current situation is the second phase of discussions, indicating a potential signing could be in the works.
– Quarterback options: In light of Daniel Jones' potential absence, the Giants explored quarterback options, including veteran Matt Barkley and 2021 fourth-round talent Ian Book.
– Tryouts reported: The Giants held tryouts for multiple positions, with Raanan reporting that Barkley and Book were not expected to sign at the time.