It didn’t take long for the New York Giants to get back into the free agent game. The Giants have signed a significant veteran over the weekend in LB Keith Bulluck. Bullock (6’3″ – 235 pounds) grew up in New City, New York and told his agent Gary Wichard, “I’m straight New York, let’s do the deal” according to NFL.com. The G-Men signed the 33 year old LB Keith Bulluck to a one year deal worth $2.5 million dollars.
Linebackers Michael Boley and Clint Sintim are set to take over the outside positions but the Giants have yet to hint towards a starter at the middle linebacker position. Since Antonio Pierce has officially retired, the Giants decided to do the smart thing by dipping into free agency one more time for a veteran linebacker to contribute to the training camp competition for a starting role. Even though LB Jonathan Goff and rookie LB Philip Dillard had been competing for the starting spot, Jerry Reese would not be caught with his pants down at an important position. I like this signing by the team and saw this happening a long time ago.
The Giants continue to improve on defense after giving up 427 points during the 2009 season. That is in the past and this is not the same team or coaching staff assembled for 2010. Giants fans can rest assured that this will be a far more aggressive team and that they have learned from an embarrassing 2009 NFL season. I know there are a lot of reporters who will not let the team forget about that fact but I say to them, let it go. Bulluck has spent his entire ten year career with the Tennessee Titans. Welcome to New York Keith.
Do you think that LB Keith Bulluck can contribute immediately as a middle linebacker for the New York Giants?
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Keith Bullock has been blowing up twitter with his excitement to play for the Giants in 2010. You can catch him on twitter @kbull53
Hey Rob, great post with some even better news! From the beggining I was afraid I’d have to endure Jon Goff for at least another half a season. Bullock will surely win this spot, and at the same time he’ll mentor Dillard and ease the transition in
Hey Saulo, I have been hearing some mixed emotions from people about this signing but I’m with you. I like this signing and think the team had to bring in a veteran to help out. I’m sure the other guys will be fine but for now they need some more work.
Keith Bullock reached out to Michael Strahan before making his decision. They spoke for 20 or 30 minutes according to KBull.
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For those who were always worried about Antonio Pierce being shape will not have to worry about that with Keith Bullock. Bullock is ripped and in top shape. Fans will be hoping he is fully healthy in 2010. If he is, watch out because he has continued to be vocal about loving New York.