Ralph Vacchiano reports on his blog for the New York Daily News that Jessie Armstead, five-time Pro Bowl linebacker and a key component of the 2000-01 NFC championship Giants team, is coming home to work as a "special assistant/consultant."
Armstead spent several years (including this summer) as a voluntary coach and now takes on an official position in the organization. According to Vacchiano he will be working on “special projects” and help Charles Way, another former player and the team’s director of player development. Giants GM Jerry Reese released a statement that included this description of Armstead's role.
“He is primarily going to be working with the coaching staff with special projects for them and specialize in some defensive assignments. Jessie’s duties will include recruiting free agents in as well. He’s really good with our football players, he’s a natural leader, good with the players, and he does a nice job staying in his lane but challenging the players to be better out there. We’re happy to have him back home.”Armstead was excited to get back into the fold.
“I like being around the organization helping out and trying to spread my knowledge as best I can with the younger guys and just helping everybody,” Armstead said. “I’m going to help out wherever I’m needed - with the defense, there with Charles also, and anything Jerry needs.”Note: I goofed on Armstead's years earlier, thanks for catching that in the comments. Please comment more often, its lonely around here!