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Giants re-signing CB Darnay Holmes to one-year deal

The New York Giants selected Darnay Holmes in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft. His rookie contract was up after the 2023 season, but he had no interest in leaving his team.

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN is reporting that Holmes and the Giants have agreed to terms on a one-year deal.

Holmes’ career has been quiet. He landed on injured reserve in 2021 with a rib injury and has quietly worked his way back to the field. Because of this, many didn’t think he would be back in blue this fall.

Since he was drafted in 2020, Holmes has appeared in 54 games. He’s recorded 115 tackles (89 solo), half a sack, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery, four interceptions, and 18 passes defensed.

Those numbers aren’t anything special, in fact, they are pretty average. But what makes Holmes special is his ability to be a team player. He had an injury and missed time, but he didn’t complain about having to work his way back to the field. He did what was asked of him and instead of running off at being offered a number he didn’t like, he accepted a pay cut just to stay in New York.

Holmes is a team-first player. Everyone wants to get paid, but there are a handful of players whose desire to win outmatches their desire for personal gain, and those are the guys you want in your locker room.

Welcome back, Holmes.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire