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Giants, Ryan Mundy agree to one-year deal

3/15/13 in NFL   |   Mia781   |   953 respect

While the New York Giants lost a safety today, sixth year pro Kenny Phillips, to a Philadelphia Eagles, they also added to their secondary by signing Pittsburgh Steelers free agent Ryan Mundy on Thursday.
 
Ryan Mundy had a career-high 39 tackles, while also posting 2 passes defensed and one fumble recovery in 16 games last season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The 28-year-old Ryan Mundy had three starting opportunities in 2012 – as a free safety in the season opener while Ryan Clark was out with injury, and then the next two games starting at strong safety with Troy Polamalu also battling injuries. But Ryan Mundy lost his starting job to veteran safety Will Allen, and was reduced to a reserve role for the rest of the season after failing to impress on the starting opportunities.
 
Joining the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick out of West Virginia in 2008, Ryan Mundy has spent the past four seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers – appearing in all 16 regular season games but making only five starts throughout the stretch. Ryan Mundy remained a practice squad member throughout the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2008 Super Bowl championship season. But two seasons later, appeared in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Super Bowl XLV loss to the Green Bay Packers. Ryan Mundy combined four postseason appearances, including one start against the Denver Broncos in the 2011 Wild Card Game.
 
The 6-1 and 209 pounds Ryan Mundy could be the New York Giants’ third-safety behind current starters – Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown, an unrestricted free agent who was given a second-round tender by the team this year. The move to sign Ryan Mundy followed the departure of safety Kenny Phillips which opened up a spot on the New York Giants’ roster.
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