The Giants have re-signed LB Chase Blackburn to a one year deal, according to Mike Garafolo.
Many believed that the trade for Keith Rivers signaled the end of Blackburn's Giants career, but fans are happy to have the hard-nosed, Super Bowl hero back in the fold. The 28-year old, previously re-signed with the Giants towards the end of the 2011 season, after making plans to retire and become a substitute math teacher. ?He made several key plays upon his return, and the defense played?noticeably?better with him in the lineup.
Linebacker still may not be a strength for this team, but the coaching staff will certainly have plenty of options with their?new-found?depth. Aside from Blackburn and Rivers, the Giants expect ample contributions from Michael Boley, Mathias Kiwanuka and Jacquain Williams. Greg Jones and Mark Herzlich may have to fight for roster spots, and it is possible that Jerry Reese will draft a linebacker in two weeks. Jonathan Goff will almost definitely sign elsewhere.