Giants add former Packers linebacker Kyler Fackrell

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The Giants added their second former Packers linebacker in as many days.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Giants signed outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell to a one-year, $4.6 million deal.

The former third-round pick from Utah State had 10.5 sacks in 2018, though he has just 16.5 in four seasons.

It’s not as big a deal as Blake Martinez yesterday, as the inside linebacker got a three-year, $30 million deal.

But the two have some familiarity with Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, who coached them both in 2018 when he was linebackers coach in Green Bay.

Coupled with franchise-tagging defensive tackle Leonard Williams and signing cornerback James Bradberry, it’s a pretty dramatic makeover for the Giants’ defense.

7 responses to “Giants add former Packers linebacker Kyler Fackrell

  1. We still needs a true EDGE, a center, a tackle, and probably an upgrade at backup QB. A true free safety would be nice as well. Getty isnt exactly going bargain bin, but he isnt shopping at Saks either.

  2. Fack wasn’t happy after delivering 10-1/2 sacks in 2018, then watching GB drop heavy coin on Smith & Smith at the start of 2019 FA followed by drafting Gary #12 overall.

    Solid rotational/situational guy who can contribute on special teams. Gives everything he’s got and absolutely did the best thing for himself and his family.

    Wish Kyle nothing but the very best. Thanks #51!

  3. Giants fans: You’ll love this guy, if he gets playing time. Tall, lean, aggressive, and fast. There’s no room for him with the Smith’s playing so well. Fackrell is a keeper.

  4. With the Smith’s and Rashaan Gary in the wings, there was no room for Fackrell.
    He’s no All Pro,.. but he’s a reliable back up. Maybe he can win a starting spot in NY.

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