The Giants signed linebacker Jasper Brinkley on Wednesday. Brinkley was released by the Cowboys on Monday.
The Cowboys claimed right tackle Jordan Mills off waivers from the Bears on Monday. To clear a roster spot, linebacker Jasper Brinkley was waived.
The Cowboys have reached an agreement with linebacker Jasper Brinkley, according to ESPN. Before the deal becomes official he must pass a physical. Brinkley, 30, is heading into his seventh season in the NFL. For his career he has 248 total tackles, one sack, four passes defensed and five forced fumbles. Brinkley started 11 out of 16 games last year for the Vikings.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer announced Wednesday that Jasper Brinkley will start at middle linebacker Week 1 at St. Louis, beating out Audie Cole for the job. Zimmer also said Robert Blanton will start at strong safety.
The Vikings' middle linebacker job remains up in the air between Jasper Brinkley and Audie Cole, reports 1500ESPN.com. "Jasper seems to be a little more communicative, and Audie seems to have a little more range," coach Mike Zimmer said. "As far as the running game, they're very close and the passing game they're similar."