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Giants re-sign Jasper Brinkley

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 27: Adrian Peterson #28 of the Minnesota Vikings and Jasper Brinkley #53 of the New York Giants speak after the game on December 27, 2015 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Giants 49-17. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Giants added an option at middle linebacker this offseason when they signed Keenan Robinson and they made another move to set up a competition with the player who closed out last year as the team’s starter at the position.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that the Giants and Jasper Brinkley have agreed to a one-year deal. Brinkley started the final nine games of the 2015 season in the middle of the defense.

Brinkley signed with the Giants after getting cut by the Cowboys before the start of the season and saw most of his playing time in the first half of the year on special teams. He moved up the depth chart once Jon Beason got hurt and had a solid season, finishing the year with 67 tackles, four forced fumbles and a sack.

Brinkley and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have been re-signed by the Giants this month and they’ve added four players on defense, making it clear which side of the ball is the focus this offseason.

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7 Responses to “Giants re-sign Jasper Brinkley”
  1. twtom11 says: Mar 20, 2016 7:54 AM

    He was solid last year but it’s really time the Giants actually treated the linebacker position as an important one. Signing back ups to start just isn’t going to cut it now that TEs are so important in the passing game. Our intermediate middle of the field coverage was a joke last year

  2. jjb0811 says: Mar 20, 2016 8:21 AM

    New HC coach, & many new players typically means sub 500 season w/ the adage ‘building for the future.’ from the media.

  3. spiffybiff says: Mar 20, 2016 9:01 AM

    If he never had that knee injury in college…. I remember when he planted tebow

  4. pologroundsvet says: Mar 20, 2016 9:26 AM

    Sensible move with a player who earned a spot. Couple more on last year’s roster should come back for depth such as Selvie. Think they should also re-sign either Randle or Nicks, but I don’t think either is a solid 2.

  5. 700levelvet says: Mar 20, 2016 10:10 AM

    Garbage in… Garbage out..

  6. eagles1960 says: Mar 20, 2016 12:05 PM

    Jasper the friendly ghost.

  7. n0hopeleft says: Mar 21, 2016 7:13 AM

    Garbage in garbage out, like the Eagles entire franchise history. Are all of your ancestors mad they rooted for losers like you do?

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