Could the New York Giants have interest in former Arizona Cardinals defensive back/linebacker Deone Bucannon?

Why not? Bucannon is a former key piece to current Giants’ defensive coordinator James Bettcher’s success with the Cardinals, and with the Giants hurting at linebacker, it might benefit them to reunite the two.

Bucannon was a first round pick out of Washington State by the Cardinals back in 2014 as a safety and that is where the Cardinals played him as a rookie. He moved to inside linebacker in his second season despite not having the size for it (6-foot-1, 211 pounds). He responded with 109 tackles — 11 for a loss — with three sacks, two fumble recoveries and a pick six.

The “moneybacker” was born.

Bucannon played in 70 games over five seasons for Arizona before signing with Tampa Bay this past offseason. He was released by Tampa bay this morning.

“Since compiling 80-plus tackles each year — including 112 in 2015 — in a three-year span from 2015-2017, Bucannon has been a subpar linebacker the past two years. Still, there is a chance a team looking for some help in the middle of their defense could kick the tires on the once-versatile defender.” – NFL.com

That team could be the Giants, who are struggling mightily in their back seven at the moment. Can he be any worse than what they have?