Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant, both free agent newcomers to the secondary, represented the starting safety pairing at today's third OTA. That's no surprise considering Kenny Phillips is still rehabbing microfracture surgery and Michael Johnson is, shall we say, on very thin ice. A quadriceps strain caused him to miss the session.
So it was encouraging to hear Tom Coughlin say he was impressed with Rolle and Grant, both of whom have plenty of experience and enthusiasm for their work.
"As I have watched them work individually, they have done a good job," Coughlin said. "There is definitely some pride back there – Antrel Rolle is kind of a take charge personality. So I like that aspect of it."
Grant proved the louder component, vocally, at least. And that didn't impress Coughlin as much as their combined work did.
"Deon Grant has been good," Coughlin said. "I don’t judge – the ability factor is not going to be on how loud they are."
Coughlin also noted that Ahmad Bradshaw, coming off surgery on both feet, worked but was very limited.