While many members of the New York Giants are attending the Ohio State Pro Day on Wednesday, business continues back in East Rutherford.
Darren Wolfson of SKOR North reports that cornerback and special teams ace, Kris Boyd, is meeting with the Giants.
Free agent cornerback/special teams ace Kris Boyd is said to be visiting the New York #Giants today. He was a #Vikings draft pick in 2019, spent last 4 seasons here.
— Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) March 22, 2023
Boyd was originally a seventh-round pick out of Texas in 2019. He had spent the entirety of his four-year career in Minnesota before being allowed to hit the open market this year.
In 58 career games (six starts), the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Boyd has recorded 95 tackles (73 solo, two for a loss), two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and three passes defensed. However, his true value comes on special teams.
Boyd has taken the vast majority of his career snaps on special teams and plays multiple roles. Many believed he was deserving of the Pro Bowl in 2022.
Kris Boyd #29 Special Teams thread:
-bottom of the screen as a gunner versus a double, comes back to force and recover a fumble pic.twitter.com/AXQ23btTys
— Shawn (@SyedSchemes) December 14, 2022
The Giants need depth at cornerback and could certainly use a boost on special teams, so Boyd would make sense for them.
In addition to Boyd, the Giants are also hosting center J.C. Hassenauer.
The Giants have center J.C. Hassenauer in for a visit on Wednesday, per source. Spent the past four years with the Steelers. Appeared in 45 games with seven starts.
Giants looking to add depth at center after allowing Jon Feliciano and Nick Gates to walk.#giants #steelers #NFL
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 22, 2023
The 28-year-old Hassenauer was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama by the Atlanta Falcons, where he spent one season in 2018. He played for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF) in 2019 before signing with the Steelers that same year.
Hassenauer has appeared in 45 career games with seven starts. He earned a Pro Football Focus grade of 64.0 in 2022.