The Giants have signed Ross.|||||||
Ross, a former New York No. 1 draft choice, played for the Giants from 2007-2011 and started in two Super Bowl victories. He played last season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
A person with knowledge of the deals says Ross and halfback Ryan Torain have agreed to contracts with the New York Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Giants haven't announced the deals.|||||||
A first-round pick by New York in 2007, Ross signed with Jacksonville after the Giants won the Super Bowl in February 2012. The 30-year-old was cut by the Jaguars after last season.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have given cornerback Aaron Ross permission to miss part of training camp to attend the Olympics and watch his wife run. Ross' wife, U.S. runner Sanya Richards-Ross, won gold in the 1,600-meter relay in 2004 and 2008 and captured bronze in the 400 meters in Beijing. But she is seeking her first individual Olympic gold medal.|||||||
Ross, who started 41 games over the last five seasons for the New York Giants, asked Jaguars general manager Gene Smith and new coach Mike Mularkey about attending the London Games before he signed with the franchise last month. Ross says their decision "speaks volumes about what they're trying to preach here."
Ross has agreed to a three-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, giving the team added depth in the secondary.|||||||
Ross is in Jacksonville and is scheduled to sign his contract Wednesday. The deal could be worth up to $15.3 million, an investment that indicates Ross will compete with veteran Rashean Mathis for a starting spot.
Ross probably is going to be sidelined this week with inflammation in his right foot. The team says Ross has been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation and swelling of tissue at the bottom of the foot.|||||||
Ross, who backs up Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas, played in Saturday night's 24-17 loss to Pittsburgh. He also has been the team's primary punt returner. He had a 45-yard return against the Steelers that he nearly broke for a touchdown.