Chase Blackburn had to wait around a long while before the Giants decided to bring him back during the 2011 season.
He won’t have to twiddle his thumbs waiting for a call this year. Mike Garofalo of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that Blackburn and the Giants have agreed to a one-year deal.
Blackburn took over the starting middle linebacker job shortly after his November return to the team and solidified what had been a trouble spot for the team all season. He had an interception of Aaron Rodgers in the narrow regular season loss that seemed to launch them on to better days and he picked off Tom Brady on a long pass in the Super Bowl as well.
With Keith Rivers arriving via a trade and the Giants talking about possibly moving Michael Boley to the middle, Blackburn might not be in line for a starting job again this season. He should win a role as a reserve linebacker and special teamer, something he did well enough to be one of the team’s captains during the 2010 season. His return likely closes the door on any chance of Jonathan Goff’s return to the Giants.