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24 Jul 2010

Giants Sign Keith Bulluck

The Giants have signed long-time Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck to a one-year deal that could be worth up to $2.5 million.

Bulluck is coming off of an ACL tear, but reportedly wowed the Giants in a private workout last week.

Could he move into the middle for New York?

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 24 Jul 2010

6 comments, Last at 26 Jul 2010, 5:04pm by The Ninjalectual

Comments

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by JasonK :: Sat, 07/24/2010 - 5:59pm

Huh. 33 years old, 8 months removed from a full ACL tear, possibly playing a position that he has (to my knowledge) never played as a pro. My expectations are low.

There's probably very little guaranteed in the salary, so I guess it's a low-risk move. But it shows that the team is not especially confident that one of Goff, Dillard, or Wilkinson will emerge as a competent MLB (or, alternately, this could be about Clint Sintim at SAM).

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by Temo :: Sun, 07/25/2010 - 8:34am

Veteran leadership. He's going lead the team in "go get 'em"s.

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by dmstorm22 :: Sun, 07/25/2010 - 1:00pm

Low risk (2.5 mill), probably low reward.

It's probably not going to make or break this season. For the Giants, they really need that pass rush, with that the linebacker play will automatically get better. However, getting a smart player in there, even for the purposes of helping the Jonathan Goff's of the world, mentoring, leading and what not, could help.

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by BigDerf :: Sun, 07/25/2010 - 3:02pm

The way I see it...I terms of actually being on the field and not in terms of staying on the field with the bad knee - The worst case scenario he is like Antonio Pierce... Slow because of the knee injury but still a smart veteran presence that makes a bunch of plays just on instinct.

Adding a 100 tackle a year guy just can't hurt though.

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by Zack :: Sun, 07/25/2010 - 3:05pm

He's been offered the MLB job according to ESPN.

I am totally on board with this as a Giants fan. We risk nothing, and if he plays to 80% of the level even last year (a down year for him) he's a major upgrade.

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by The Ninjalectual :: Mon, 07/26/2010 - 5:04pm

I agree. As a Redskins fan, this signing makes me sad a little.

"Just look at that pumpkin."
-John Madden, looking at the moon.