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New York Giants CB Trumaine McBride Hopeful to Make Roster, Impact in 2013

August 8th, 2013 at 6:30 AM
By Doug Rush

It's been quite the journey for New York Giants cornerback Trumaine McBride, dating all the way back to his rookie season in 2007.

He was taken by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft and got a chance to start in nine of those games, but by the end of the season, was knocked down the depth chart and was a reserve in 2008.

In the 2009 season, a knee injury landed McBride on the injured reserve and out of Chicago. He bounced around, as he was with the Arizona Cardinals in 2010 and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2011, but didn't have a home in 2012. McBride recalls waiting around, working out and hoping for a phone call that never came to him, as Mike Mazzeo of ESPN New York reported.

"I would watch the first week or two, but after that it was like, 'Man I can't watch because I feel like I'm supposed to be out there,'" McBride said Saturday. "So I'd do other things on Sundays." 

But now in 2013, he's veteran free agent the team signed back in the off-season and hopeful of making the team. On the depth chart, he's ahead of second-year cornerback Jayron Hosley and and has looked impressive early on in training camp. McBride feels that if he takes care of business and performs up to his abilities, everything else will fall into place.

"Honestly, I don't look at it," McBride replied when asked what he thinks his chances are of making the team. "I just come in every day and do my job and hope that everything works out in the end. I have to have confidence in what I can do, and I know I can play, and I know what I can do," McBride said. "You have guys who bounce around at times, and it doesn't really hurt me … because I know I can play ball, so you have to take the good with the bad." 

McBride mentioned that he worked out last season for the Giants, but never signed with the team. When his agent called about the possibility of signing with them this season, it was an opportunity he wouldn't pass over and really wanted to make the team.

"It would mean everything, given the fact that I was out of the league. I came in here at the very bottom of the depth chart and now I'm working my way up, so it would mean everything to me to know that my hard work has paid off," McBride said.

If McBride were able to make the team, he would be behind Aaron Ross, Prince Amukamara, Corey Webster and Terrell Thomas on the depth charts, but he could see some time at special teams, as he has played in that role in the past with the Bears, Cardinals and Jaguars.

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