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The New York Giants have signed cornerback Tony
Posted by: liny195
Date: February 10, 2019 09:11PM
Lippett to the active roster. Lippett was reportedly already signed and in the locker room on Thursday morning introducing himself to his new teammates.After the trade of Eli Apple Alec Ogletree Jersey , the Giants needed more depth in the secondary. Lippett, 6-foot-3, 192 pounds, was a fifth-round pick of the Miami Dolphins in 2015 and played under Giants current defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo. He was a wide receiver at Michigan State, who also played on defense and was converted to cornerback full-time in the NFL. After being a starter for 13 games in 2016 for the Dolphins, Lippett tore his Achilles before the 2017 season and missed the entire year. Miami released Lippett during training camp this year and he has been a free agent since. He worked out for the Giants prior to Week 1, but nothing was done at the time.Per Sports Info Solutions charting from Football Outsiders, Lippett ranked 46th in yards allowed per pass and 41st in success rate among 84 qualified cornerbacks in 2016. As would be expected as a converted wide receiver, Lippett’s ball skills were good at that time — he led the Dolphins with four interceptions and had 10 passes defensed.Giants at Panthers halftime score: Panthers hold 20-13 lead The New York Giants trail the Carolina Panthers 20-13 after Sunday’s first half.For the first time this season the Giants got the ball to start the game 4Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey , but the change did nothing to spark the offense. The team did try to look down the field some in the passing game after being heavily criticized for their conservatism against New Orleans. Unfortunately the pass protection was once again spotty at best, with Manning getting time on some passes, but too often having to dodge rushers in the backfield. Meanwhile, the running game was a disaster, with Saquon Barkley barely moving the ball until he broke a 20-yard gain on a terrific jump cut. Even counting that play, he only had 19 yards on 8 carries.Later that drive, Barkley caught a 56-yard touchdown pass from Odell Beckham Jr. on a trick play.Meanwhile, the Giants’ defense struggled mightily with tackling, rarely able to wrap up and bring any of the Panthers’ ball carriers down on initial contact. The team also largely failed to get any pressure on Cam Newton in the pass rush. Still Eli Manning Jersey , the defense has once again kept the offense in the game.After the team’s longest punt return of the season to start the game by Odell Beckham and field goals of 42 and 53 yards by Aldrick Rosas, the Giants’ special teams was a liability. The low-light being a muffed punt by Beckham, which was recovered by the Panthers in the end zone for a touchdown.All told, it was an ugly, sloppy, embarrassing half for the Giants on offense and defense. Hopefully the team will be able to make some kind of adjustment at the half. The Giants only trail the Panthers by a touchdown at the half, and still might be able to mount a comeback.The Panthers will get the ball to start the second half.

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