The Washington Redskins added a three-year veteran to their linebacker corps on Monday when they signed former Giants linebacker Jonathan Goff.
Goff, 26, missed the entire 2011 season due to a torn ACL. In his last season, Goff played all 16 games for the Giants, making a career-best 80 tackles with one sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He was a fifth-round draft pick out of Vanderbilt in 2008.
Goff will join a Redskins defense that allowed 22.7 points per game in 2011, and was in the bottom half of the league against the run (117.8 yards per game). He'll see his old team for the first time on October 21, when the Redskins travel to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants. The Giants will make the trip to Washington for Monday Night Football on December 3.
In 37 career games, Goff has 107 tackles, two sacks and an interception.
---Two weeks after James Johnson left his assistant job at Virginia Tech to become an assistant at Clemson, Jones has been hired to replace Seth Greenberg as Virginia Tech's head coach, multiple media outlets reported Monday.
WSPA-TV, a station in Spartanburg, S.C., was the first to report that Johnson would accept the Virginia Tech job. An official announcement could come Tuesday or Wednesday.
---Vincent Kompany's header in the first half gave Manchester City a 1-0 win against Manchester United on Monday, anabling City to overtake United for the Premier League lead with two games remaining.
The teams are tied, but City has scored seven more goals than United and that would be the tie-breaker if the teams finish tied.
---The U.S. basketball team seems to have been placed in the most difficult group as a result of the draw for the London Olympic Games.
The Americans will open against France and also have Argentina and Tunisia in its group, which is Group A. Two more qualifying teams will also be in the group.
The Americans will be without two of the players expected to be on the roster - Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard, who are injured.