“Anytime you step on the field you have something to prove – me, more so,” Rivers said. “Obviously, I have to prove I can stay healthy. I haven’t necessarily been able to be trusted to stay healthy. Hopefully, taking a big rest this offseason will help me do that.”Rivers has yet to play a full 16-game schedule yet. He missed five contests in his first year in New York due to a slow-healing hamstring injury after missing all of 2011 following wrist surgery. The Giants acquired Rivers following 2011 via a trade with Cincinnati.
Playing in 13 games in 2009 with the Bengals, Rivers recorded 46 tackles, a sack and an interception. He pretty much duplicated those numbers a year later in the same playing time.
Last season, in six starts, he tallied 34 tackles.
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