Cardinals sign Jasper Brinkley to two-year deal

AP

The Cardinals talked Jasper Brinkley out of becoming a Giant, and landed him Thursday.

Per Mike Garafolo of USA Today, the Cardinals gave Brinkley a two-year deal.

The former Vikings linebacker had visited the Giants, but found a home in the desert, where he fits in with the bulk signings of defensive players Lorenzo Alexander, Jerraud Powers and Yeremiah Bell.

A solid run defender, Brinkley started 15 games for the Vikings last season, his first as a regular.