As the Raiders prepare to contend twice per year with quarterback Peyton Manning, it make sense that they’re keeping a defensive back who knows a thing or two about facing him.
The Raiders have announced that safety Matt Giordano has been re-signed.
Giordano appeared in 15 games in 2011, his first season with the Raiders. He spent 2005 through 2008 with the Colts, winning a Super Bowl in 2006. Giordano played for the Packers in 2009 and the Saints in 2010. (If he’d flipped those two assignments, he’d have two more rings.)
After starting only six total games in the first six years of his career, Giordano started nine times in 2011. He had a career-high five interceptions (he had three in his career before that), and he forced a fumble.