The New York Giants had issues at cornerback in 2012, especially with veteran Corey Webster having a down season. Could the Giants look to free agency to help fortify that position?
If they do, could Arizona Cardinals' cornerback Greg Toler be a player they would pursue.
Toler, is a 6-foot, 192-pounder who has started 15 games (13 in 2010) in three seasons in Arizona. The 28-year-old was a fourth-round pick by Arizona in 2009, and he missed the 2011 season with a torn left ACL. He played in 11 games in 2012.
Jess Root of SB Nation's Cardinals' web site, Revenge of the Birds, offers these thoughts on Toler:
"Greg is solid. He was a late-round pick from a small school and earned a starting job in 2010. His 2011 was derailed with an ACL tear in the preseason. He was going to start ahead of Patrick Peterson at the time. He struggled in 2012 with nagging injuries related to his knee and compensating for the previous injury (hamstring and such). Talking to him personally once, he said how frustrating it has been, but it was dealing with his body getting used to football again.
"The key to him is his health. When he wasn't battling injuries this year, he was fantastic.
"As a corner, he is physical and a great tackler. He is good in coverage. He is talented enough to be a number one corner, but would be a fantastic number two. He is better suited playing outside than at inside nickel.
2013 NFL Free Agency: Potential Giants' target -- Greg Toler, CB, Arizona Cardinals
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