Scirrotto was the lucky winner among four safeties who tried out over the past 2 days for the spot that opened up when Antoine Harris suffered a season-ending Lisfranc sprain Friday against Jacksonville. Of course, that’s an 80-man roster spot, and Scirrotto now has to learn a new defense and climb over a whole bunch of bodies to make the 53-man group that faces the Green Bay Packers in the season opener, Sept. 12. But being in camp for a few weeks, presumably getting on some preseason game film, is better than sitting at home.
Scirrotto, 23, spent time on the Giants’ practice squad last season after signing with the Panthers as an undrafted free agent.
Quintin Demps, whose knee bone bruise suffered against Jacksonville helped create the safety crisis, looked just fine at yesterday afternoon’s special teams practice, but the placing of Harris on injured reserve opened up a spot, and the Birds must have figured they might as well use it.
Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said yesterday he intends to keep ex-safety Macho Harris at cornerback for now, kind of a moot point in that Harris left the morning practice after aggravating his hamstring problem.”
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