A key member of the Giants' special teams is heading to the AFC West.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirms that former Giants corner and special teams contributor Antonio Hamilton has signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Hamilton is the first Giants' unrestricted free agent to sign elsewhere this offseason, and he's also the first free agent signing by the Kansas City Chiefs this offseason, after winning Super Bowl LIV.
Formerly an undrafted free agent by the Oakland (now Las Vegas) Raiders out of South Carolina State in 2016, Hamilton has spent the last two seasons with the Giants.
During those two seasons, Hamilton started two games on defense, but his true value came on special teams, as he appeared in 29 games with Big Blue, recording 23 total tackles.
Special teams will certainly be a point of emphasis for the Giants under new head coach Joe Judge, who was formerly the special teams coach of the New England Patriots. But with the Giants already re-signing Cody Core, the budget for bringing back Hamilton likely just wasn't there.