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New York Giants unrestricted free agent safety Antrel Rolle has signed with the Chicago Bears. Rolle’s contract is reportedly a 3-year, $11.25 million deal that includes $5 million in guaranteed money.
Despite starting all 16 games in 2014, Rolle did not have the same impact on the playing field that he did in 2013, when he was named All Pro and played in the Pro Bowl. Rolle finished the 2014 season with 87 tackles, three interceptions, nine pass defenses, and one forced fumble.
Rolle was originally drafted as a cornerback in the 1st round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. After three inconsistent seasons at corner, the Cardinals moved him to safety in 2008, where he quickly excelled. Rolle was signed by the Giants in March 2010 after the Cardinals cut him in a salary-related move. Rolle became a defensive leader and never missing a game in his five seasons with the Giants. He was named All Pro twice (2010 and 2013) with the Giants.
The departure of Rolle and the free agent status of Stevie Brown and Quintin Demps leave the Giants currently very thin at safety. The only safeties currently under contract on the New York roster are Nat Berhe, Cooper Taylor, and Thomas Gordon.
For a list of all of the Giants free agents, see the 2015 Free Agency Scorecard section of the website.
Thank you @antrelrolle26 Antrel for 5 great seasons with the Giants and an NFL Championship! We'll miss you. Once a Giant, always a Giant.
— Big Blue Interactive (@BigBlueInteract) March 12, 2015