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Jasper Brinkley, New York Giants (January 3, 2016)

Jasper Brinkley – © USA TODAY Sports Images

The NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants have re-signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Jasper Brinkley. The deal is reportedly a 1-year contract.

The Giants signed Jasper Brinkley in September 2015 after he was released by the Dallas Cowboys. He played in 15 games, starting nine at middle linebacker, and finished the season with 67 tackles, 1 sack, and 4 forced fumbles.

Brinkley was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. Since that time, he has spent time with the Vikings (2009-12, 2014), Cardinals (2013), and Cowboys (2015). Brinkley has played in 94 regular-season games with 42 starts. He missed the 2011 season due to hip surgery. Brinkley is a big linebacker who lacks ideal overall athleticism. He is a physical, two-down run defender who struggles at times in pass coverage.

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