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Giants sign cornerback Coty Sensabaugh

San Francisco 49ers' Jeremy Kerley (17) makes a

San Francisco 49ers' Jeremy Kerley (17) makes a catch against Los Angeles Rams' Coty Sensabaugh (21) in the second quarter on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Photo Credit: TNS / Nhat V. Meyer

When cornerback Coty Sensabaugh hit free agency in March, the first team he heard from was the Giants. Pretty soon after that, though, the Giants signed Janoris Jenkins.

“That doesn’t leave much room for me,” Sensabaugh said of his thoughts at the time.

Guess again. Fresh off his release from the Rams three games into a three-year contract that he signed to essentially replace Jenkins with that team, Sensabaugh is Jenkins’ newest teammate. He signed with the Giants Tuesday to help a secondary that has been hit hard with injuries. The Giants waived rookie corner Michael Hunter, who played only a handful of snaps Sunday night against the Packers and was beaten for a touchdown.

In four years with the Titans, Sensabaugh played mostly in the slot but also moved to the outside. The Giants may be without cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) and Eli Apple (groin) this week. Both came into the Packers game with injuries and left in even worse shape.

Sensabaugh said he’s never had to cram an entire defense into his head in one week, which he will have to do if he wants to play against the Ravens on Sunday. But he said having three head coaches and three defensive coordinators in four years with the Titans and then learning the Rams’ system should help him adjust.

“That’s the goal,” he said of making his Giants debut Sunday. “We’ll see what happens.”

Flowers moves on

Ereck Flowers was peppered with questions Tuesday about pushing a reporter in the postgame locker room Sunday night. The starting left tackle replied to each query with a statement about the Ravens, the Giants’ upcoming opponent.

ESPN reported Tuesday that the NFL is looking into the incident. Discipline could be taken against Flowers, who apologized to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan for the shove.

“The situation has been handled,” Flowers told reporters. “I have nothing more to say about the situation. Unless you’re here about Baltimore, that’s the end of it.”

Giant steps

The Giants signed LB Deontae Skinner from their practice squad and waived DT Montori Hughes . . . S Nat Berhe and TE Larry Donnell have cleared the concussion protocol and will work some in Wednesday’s practice. They are not expected to participate in any team drills . . . S Darian Thompson (foot) has a doctor’s appointment Wednesday to determine whether he can come out of the protective boot he’s been wearing since his injury in Week 3. Even with good news, it’s a long shot he’ll be ready to play Sunday.


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