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Giants sign safety Chris Horton

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The Giants announced Thursday that they have signed safety Chris Horton, formerly of the division-rival Redskins.

Horton, 27, signed a one-year deal. He was out of football last season after Washington waived him at final cuts.

Horton will likely focus on special teams with the Giants, though he did gain some starting experience early in his Redskins career. Horton started ten games as a rookie in 2008 and five more in 2009.

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22 Responses to “Giants sign safety Chris Horton”
  1. katrinasafterbirth says: Mar 15, 2012 10:41 PM

    Man, that’s all the Giants do is sign ex-Cowboys, ex-Redskins, and ex-Eagles…I guess they do need those playbooks to beat those teams. At least they cheat honestly…unlike the Patriots.

  2. nfl1818 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:49 PM

    just like the Pats, Ravens, Packers and Steelrs, the Giants have been quiet. Hmm

  3. cosanostra71 says: Mar 15, 2012 10:50 PM

    Chris is a really nice guy and he’s been working hard to get back to the NFL. Congrats bro!

  4. RussianBreadMaker says: Mar 15, 2012 11:26 PM

    Ran into Horton when I was in Virginia Beach on vacation with my family and he refused to give my 9 year old son an autograph. This happened after his breakout rookie year…couldn’t have been happier to see him fall off the past couple of years.

  5. nicks4prezident says: Mar 15, 2012 11:48 PM

    I guess that this signing means deion grant’s services will no longer be needed. Mr grant I thank you for the years you gave us. N wish ya the best going forward.

  6. mdc21787 says: Mar 16, 2012 12:00 AM

    had a lot of promise in washington and i was surprised he wasnt picked up earlier.

  7. bluefan204 says: Mar 16, 2012 12:39 AM

    katrinasafterbirth says: Mar 15, 2012 10:41 PM

    Man, that’s all the Giants do is sign ex-Cowboys, ex-Redskins, and ex-Eagles

    ….and win 2 Super Bowls in 4 years. Not surprisingly, you left that part out. The Giants give those players a chance to win instead of just cashing in and suffering on loser teams.

  8. bluefan204 says: Mar 16, 2012 12:39 AM

    RussianBreadMaker says: Mar 15, 2012 11:26 PM

    Ran into Horton when I was in Virginia Beach on vacation with my family and he refused to give my 9 year old son an autograph.

    He doesn’t owe you anything

  9. sonnymooks says: Mar 16, 2012 12:45 AM

    @katrinasafterbirth

    Yea, but once the post season starts, those play books are useless, since those teams aren’t going anywhere anyway.

    That said, if the Giants are using the play books of those teams to win any games, they are making better use of them then those teams were, lol.

  10. blspears says: Mar 16, 2012 1:26 AM

    Horton is a great guy I hope has good career with the Giants

  11. thraiderskin says: Mar 16, 2012 2:18 AM

    I thought Horton was a diamond in the rough when he was a rookie, funny how things work out.

  12. trbowman says: Mar 16, 2012 2:58 AM

    “Chris is a really nice guy and he’s been working hard to get back to the NFL. Congrats bro!”

    He was awesome his rookie year, what happened?

    “Ran into Horton when I was in Virginia Beach on vacation with my family and he refused to give my 9 year old son an autograph.

    He doesn’t owe you anything”

    No he doesn’t “owe” anyone anything but, it wouldn’t have hurt this dude to take twenty seconds of his time to sign something for a NINE year old. Not like the man’s Aaron Rodgers, doubt he had people rolling up on him every second but, whatever.

  13. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 16, 2012 3:06 AM

    Get that man sized up for a Superbowl ring now. Let’s go Giants!

  14. n0hopeleft says: Mar 16, 2012 5:48 AM

    Katrinasafterbirth – All the Giants do is sign ex division rivals?

    Eli
    Ahmad
    Brandon
    Ballard
    Cruz
    Nicks
    Mario
    Osi
    Tuck
    jPP
    Webster
    Ross
    Phillips
    Rolle
    Boley

    Yes, we really cheated by bringing in division rivals to win, look how many of our core guys are from within our Division!

    Do you watch football?!

  15. waltdawg says: Mar 16, 2012 6:38 AM

    I like Horton…Wish him the best

  16. fafaflunky says: Mar 16, 2012 7:45 AM

    The giants are cheaters signing all nfc east teams ex players..having mara on decide the cap penalties against the skins and cowboys..bums

  17. giantspunk213 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:55 AM

    I like this signing, Reese is signing hungry players that have something to prove instead of rich veteran players looking to get a super bowl ring, giving guys 1 yr incentive laden contracts is gonna give them something to play for, it’s also good for the salary cap.

  18. wethog66 says: Mar 16, 2012 7:58 AM

    Horton, good back up, good special teams player, and a good guy. But that’s it. He holds no key for the Giants to help ensure they don’t get their butts stomped by the Skins like what happened twice last year.

    Oh by the way, when is the NFL going to announce the Giants latest SB win has an * next to it? One that denotes the Skins get partial credit for that SB win? Only seems right considering the Skins second butt whooping of the Giants last year set the Giants on their winning ways. Sure would take a little sting of the cap penalty recently imposed.

    Consider it? Please?

  19. cowboyhater says: Mar 16, 2012 8:04 AM

    Horton had a great rookie year, but was never able to recapture that in his follow up season. His injuries kept him off the field.

    I’m a bit surprised about this move from the Giants. They seem to think they can revive ex skins careers. Lavar Arrington didn’t work out, Brian Mitchell did ok, Antonio Pierce was a beast, Devin Thomas is a joke of a receiver but made some nice special team plays, and now Horton. I’m sure he will a nice special teams addition. Hey I heard that Albert Haynesworth is looking a team. Maybe you should give Clinton Portis a shot, or how about Malcolm Kelly.

    Oh, by the way, we know you have won a couple of super bowls, so that comeback is getting old. Come up with something new. Maybe we can own you again this year, because I really enjoyed watching the Giant fans use their typical excuses as to why the lost those games.

    Oh, wait a minute, that’s right you won the super bowl last. Great come back.

  20. bluefan204 says: Mar 16, 2012 9:04 AM

    cowboyhater says: Mar 16, 2012 8:04 AM

    Maybe we can own you again this year, because I really enjoyed watching the Giant fans use their typical excuses as to why the lost those games.

    The Skins beat the Giants for the first time since 2007, and now they “own” them?

    Holy crap…

    And I will indeed come up with something new, just as soon as Skins fans stop proclaiming their greatness whenever Danny Boy pisses away more draft picks and a ton of money on garbage players in FA.

    Deal?

  21. wethog66 says: Mar 16, 2012 11:17 AM

    I’m a Skins fan and I am not proclaiming the greatness that is the Skins. Just pointing out the fact that the lowly, worthless, Skins put two full blown butt kickings on the SB champs. Has that ever happened before? The SB champs signficantly beaten twice in the regular season leading to a SB victory by a team the supposed experts on this site proclaim day after day is worthless and poorly managed?

    I have friends that are Giants fans try and explain those 2 butt kickings away, and my reply is always “But if the Skins and Giants met in the SB the Skins would of won, big”. Its a fact.

  22. ratedrblazin says: Mar 16, 2012 4:29 PM

    Too bad the redskins would never ever get close to the superbowl. year after they end up at the bottom of the NFC East, right where they belong. Home sweet home.

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