Giants Stay Defensive, Sign C.C. Brown

It won't prove to be the year's biggest free agent signing involving a guy with the first name C.C. (or CC, as the case may be), but the Giants don't need C.C. Brown to garner more headline inches than CC Sabathia. They just need the safety to add depth to a thin secondary and help the team compete with the Cowboys, Eagles and Redskins come the fall.

Mike Garofalo of the Newark Star-Ledger has the particulars on the deal.

The team announced it has signed safety C.C. Brown to an undisclosed contract. Brown's agent, Chad Wiestling, said it's a 1-year deal, though he didn't provide financial terms. The 26-year-old Brown was a starter all four seasons with the Texans. Last year, he played only three games before landing on injured reserve with a forearm injury.

The Giants have Michael Johnson and Kenny Phillips at safety right now, so Brown should compete for a starting job this summer.

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