For everybody who wanted Jerry Reese to trade half a draft to get whatever safety is leading his team to a 1-5 record, forget it. The trade deadline came and went at 4 p.m. and the Giants, typically, did absolutely nothing.
That makes them no different than most of the other 31 teams in the league. You see, the NFL trade deadline is hardly like baseball's deadline, where stars and near-stars change uniforms with alarming frequency.
The Eagles are the only ones I know of who pulled off a trade today, acquiring Rams LB Will Witherspoon. The only other trades that happened this year even remotely close to the deadline was the one the Bears pulled off for Tampa Bay defensive lineman Gaines Adams last Friday, and the one that sent Kansas City defensive end Tank Tyler to the Panthers yesterday. So, as far as I know, the rest of the teams passed on doing anything today.
The Giants will just have to find the solution to their problems either on the waiver wire or inside their own locker room. That means either standing pat with C.C. Brown at safety until Aaron Ross returns to give them flexibility to move over a cornerback, elevating the bigger but not as fast Aaron Rouse to starter, or giving practice-squadders Vince Anderson or Sha'reff Rashad a chance. That last scenario presents a tough situation, however, since there's a reason those guys are still on the practice squad despite the undermanned roster situation.