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Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:53 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Undrafted free agents have been talking with teams since Monday night, and there was some chatter late in the evening that former Boston College star and undrafted linebacker Mark Herzlich had signed with the Ravens. He refuted that Monday night on Twitter, and used the same medium to announce that he was joining the New York Giants.

"Decision is made I will be a #GIANT can't wait to get to #NYC," Herzlich tweeted on Tuesday morning. "Thank you for everything."

Herzlich, for those that are somehow unaware, was once the ACC's Defensive Player of the Year before battling cancer, recovering and returning to start for Boston College his senior season.

It's a mildly emotional story, yes, which makes New York a good town for him.

More importantly, though, the team is a good fit for Herzlich. Tom Coughlin is a no-nonsense guy and a huge fan of BC products (he got his first head coaching job with the Golden Eagles way back in the day). And, of course, the Giants have a need for linebacker, particularly following the probably departure of Keith Bulluck.

Herzlich went undrafted because of (obvious) medical concerns, but there's absolutely no questioning his talent, toughness, leadership and drive to succeed; the combination make him a solid upside signing for the Giants.

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Comments

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

Great signing. Giants also need to sign a Barret Ruud or Paul Posluzny to shore up the D.

Also a couple good C's went undrafted, USC's Kris O'Dowd and Syracuse's Ryan Bartholomew.
Giants can use one of them with O"HAra hurt/cut.



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

Good for him. I wanted him in Oakland. He has the potential to become a Ray Lewis type of leader, too bad its for the Giants. Congrats Mark!!!



Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

No kidding. Aside from Mayo, the Pats have a bunch of unproven/mediocre guys at LB and Herzlich was a 1st round talent before he got cancer, which is something that didn't prevent the Pats from drafting Marcus Cannon. It's very disappointing that Belicheck didn't take a flyer on him, almost as much as not addressing their pathetic pass rush in one of the deepest pass rush drafts in recent history but it's hard to second guess the Genius. Oh well, at least we got Lee Smith at tight end!



Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:45 pm
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

I don't know why the Pats didn't go after this guy?Frown



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

Awesome news for Herzlich!  Great comeback story.



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:40 am
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

This is a good pickup for the Giants. With their weak LB core I fully expect Herzlich to make the team and be productive...I just wish he would have signed with my Jets.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:28 am
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

What Coughlin's first head coaching job at BC and some how favoring BC products has to do with eachother, I don't know. There are more players from Cal Poly on New York's roster than BC players until this signing.



Since: Apr 7, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:12 am
 

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

Why my Pats didn't sign him with a late pick I just don't know.  Congrats Giants, and congrats Mr. Herzlich.


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