Giants re-sign LB Blackburn

PFW staff
Pro Football Weekly
Blackburn still has edge for Giants' MLB spot

Days after trading for OLB Keith Rivers, the Giants continued to add to their linebacking corps, agreeing to terms with free agent Chase Blackburn on a one-year deal. According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the contact is for the veteran minimum salary, which is $825,000.

Blackburn came out of retirement late last season and helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLVI. He started the final four regular-season games and all four playoff games for New York. His biggest play of the season came in the Super Bowl vs. New England, when he intercepted Tom Brady on a deep throw at the beginning of the fourth quarter.

The seven-year veteran, who missed only three games with the Giants from 2005-10, enjoyed his best season in 2008, when he had 61 tackles while starting eight games for New York.