Giants trade CB Isaac Yiadom to Packers

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New York Giants cornerback Isaac Yiadom was not on the field during practice on Tuesday and with good reason.

One day after acquiring cornerback Keion Crossen from the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2023 sixth-round pick, the Giants have traded Yiadom to the Green Bay Packers.

Yiadom, 24, was a third-round pick of the Denver Broncos in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Boston College. He was acquired by the Giants in September of 2020 in exchange for a seventh-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

In 45 career games (19 starts), the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Yiadom recorded 109 tackles (78 solo, one for a loss), one QB hit, 0.5 sacks, one forced fumble, 12 passes defensed and one interception.

After starting then-rookie Corey Ballentine (now with the New York Jets) last season, the Giants subbed in Yiadom who appeared in 16 games with 10 starts. He recorded a career-high 46 tackles, one QB hit with, one QB hit and one forced fumble.

Because he was less likely to make the 53-man roster due to his special teams play (especially in comparison to Crossen), the trade of Yiadom for something — literally anything — was a good move by general manager Dave Gettleman a.k.a. “Trader Dave.”

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