Despite their impressive depth in the secondary, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, nicknamed “Trader Dave” after his multiple draft-day moves in April, made the trade for Crossen — likely because of his special teams prowess rather than his defensive ability.
Crossen, 25, was a seventh-round pick of the New England Patriots in the 2018 NFL draft. After one season in Foxborough, where he was a special team standout under Joe Judge, Crossen was traded to the Texans for a conditional draft pick.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 16, 2021
The Texans are trading cornerback Keion Crossen to the Giants, per source.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 16, 2021