The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Saturday that they’ve traded CB Ross Cockrell to the Giants in exchange for a conditional pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Cockrell, 26, is a former fourth-round pick of the Bills back in 2014. He lasted just over a year in Buffalo before he was waived at the start of the 2015 season. The Steelers signed him to a contract just a week later and elected to bring him back on a one-year deal last year.
Pittsburgh re-signed Cockrell to a one-year deal as a restricted free agent in April.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Cockrell frees up $1,797,000 in available cap space and create no dead money.
In 2016, Cockrell appeared in 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 62 tackles, no interceptions, a fumble recovery and 14 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 cornerback out of 112 qualifying players.