Big Day For Big Blue: G-Men Sign Sean Locklear, Reportedly Trade For Keith Rivers
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NEW YORK (WFAN) - The Giants had a very busy day on Wednesday.
Big Blue acquired linebacker Keith Rivers from the Cincinnati Bengals for a fifth-round pick, according to multiple reports.
Rivers was the ninth overall pick by the Bengals in the 2008 Draft out of Southern California. The talented defensive player has dealt with injury issues since coming into the league, and missed all of last season with a wrist injury.
And if one addition isn’t enough for an otherwise calm Wednesday, the defending Super Bowl Champions signed veteran offensive tackle Sean Locklear. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound tackle played with the Seahawks for seven seasons before spending a year with the Redskins.
A third-round pick out of North Carolina State in 2004, Locklear has played in 105 regular season games.
He expressed joy upon joining the reigning champs, tweeting, “It feels great to be signed to a team again! Just signed with the G-Men! Can’t wait to get back and get started. God is Good!”
Rivers has compiled 186 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions in 35 career games over three NFL seasons.
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