Prince Amukamara wants to come home. And he is confident he can help his old team.
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“That’s where I started,” Amukamara told the Post from Las Vegas. “It would be awesome.”
Amukamara, the Giants’ first-round pick in 2011, said he was blindsided by the Raiders releasing him on Monday.
The Giants have lost DeAndre Baker to his legal woes and Sam Beal opted out, leaving them without an experienced cornerback opposite James Bradberry.
Asked if he believes he is a starting corner, the 31-year-old Amukamara said: “Without a doubt. I don’t think that just goes away. There’s 64 starting corners. I think I’m a top 64 corner.”
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It is not immediately known whether there is interest from the Giants. Amukamara, who has also played for the Jaguars and Bears, feels that he would be a good fit opposite Bradberry. Logan Ryan, viewed by the Giants as a safety, has been on their radar.
“I feel like we’re similar corners,” he said. “We both like to play bump-and-run, press.”
Amukamara has a Super Bowl XLVI ring from his rookie season. Now he is hoping for a second run from the Giants.