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Steelers target from Giants: CB Darnay Holmes

The Giants drafted Darnay Holmes with the sole intention of making him their primary slot cornerback. Through his first three seasons, he has done just that, finding a home on the inside and making an impact. While he hasn’t become a superstar, he has been a consistent player in New York.

His play has given him a raise this season as he enters the final year of his rookie deal, and the Giants added a lot of new faces to the secondary this offseason. Is Holmes a lock to be cut? No, but his roster spot is far from secure. Even if he looks like a possible roster lock, he could also be dealt after training camp.

I would be thrilled to see Holmes get cut and signed to the Steelers roster. I would even be fine with him being added via trade. He is a plug-and-play starter in the slot, and while he may not be an elite player, he would be a steadier presence than what Pittsburgh currently has on their roster.

Others considered: OT Matt Peart

Matt Peart has the rare body type that the Steelers covet at the tackle position. He never panned out on either side for the Giants and appears to be on the outside looking in for their offense. He would be a great swing tackle and backup candidate for this roster.