Report: New York Giants to Sign Former Steelers SS Ryan Mundy

Doug RushSenior Analyst IMarch 14, 2013

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 19:  Ryan Mundy #29 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is seen during the game against the New York Jets at Heinz Field on December 19, 2010 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
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Former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy came in for a visit with the New York Giants on Thursday.

From what it looks like, both sides liked what the other had to offer.

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Giants are closing in on a deal with Mundy.


DB Ryan Mundy close to a deal with the Giants.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2013


The terms of what is being negotiated were not disclosed.

Mundy is a career backup who can play both strong safety and free safety, as well as special teams, which he did in Pittsburgh.

In 2012, Mundy played in all 16 games. He started only three, made 24 total tackles and recovered one fumble.

Mundy would compete with Will Hill and Tyler Sash for a backup safety spot.

Giants starting safety Kenny Phillips is still a free agent, who rejected the Giants' offer just before free agency started and is looking for a more lucrative deal.

It's quite possible that the Giants could be preparing for the departure of Phillips by adding more depth to the team.

With Dashon Goldson signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and LaRon Landry signing with the Indianapolis Colts in the last 24 hours, Phillips might be the next safety on the market to get a look.

If he doesn't get the money he expects, he could always come back to the Giants on a greatly discounted price.

Mundy isn't a flashy name that will wow Giants fans, but it's a nice backup option to have for depth purposes.

(UPDATE, 5:31 p.m. by Doug Rush)

According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star Ledger, Mundy is officially signed with the Giants.


Giants announce S Ryan Mundy has been signed. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 14, 2013

No word yet on the deal of the contract, but my guess it that it's a one-year deal.