Dec 19, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Ryan Mundy (29) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. San Francisco defeated Pittsburgh 20-3. Mandatory Credit: Jason O. Watson-USA TODAY Sports

Steelers Free Agency 2013: Ryan Mundy to sign with Giants

As free agency continues for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it looks like the black-and-gold will lose their third unrestricted free agent in as many days.

After seeing Mike Wallace sign with the Miami Dolphins and Rashard Mendenhall ink a deal with the Arizona Cardinals, it appears as if safety Ryan Mundy is the next to go.

According to the Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette, Mundy is expected to sign a deal with the New York Giants.

September 9 2012; Denver, CO, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Mundy (29) during the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Mundy was scheduled to arrive in New York Wednesday night and visit with the Giants on Thursday, so it looks as if they came to terms on a contract rather quickly.

Unlike Wallace, losing Mundy is no big loss for the Steelers.

Mundy has only started five games in four seasons for the Steelers and is likely a backup option for the Giants. New York already appears set at safety with Antrel Rolle and Stevie Brown (who has been offered a second-round tender as a restricted free agent) expected to be the starters next season. Kenny Phillips is an unrestricted free agent, so Mundy will likely have the chance to compete with Will Hill and Tyler Sash for the third safety job.

The West Virginia product made 130 tackles and one interception in four seasons with the Steelers, but was given plenty of opportunities to show what he could do and proved to be nothing more than a liability in the Steelers’ secondary.

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