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Giants’ Bobby Okereke motivated by All-Pro, Pro Bowl snubs

The New York Giants made their biggest splash of free agency when they signed former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Bobby Okereke to a four-year deal last offseason.

It wasn’t long before we learned Okereke actually told his agent he wanted to play for Big Blue and later in the offseason, Okereke was tabbed as a player set to become a star.

Okereke did just that in his first year in a Giants’ uniform and at times, he was the best player on the team’s defense.

Unfortunately, Okereke was probably the biggest surprise on the Giants’ roster to be snubbed from Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors.

Okereke took exception to his absence for each and intends to use it as motivation.

Judging by Okereke’s play in his first year with Big Blue, they may have their best free agent signing in a long time.

Okereke fell two tackles short of his career-high but collectively had his best season as a pro.

Okereke was certainly deserving of both Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors. It appears the snub from the All-Pro list is something that he’s taking note of as he heads toward his second year with the Giants.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire