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Tag:Boston College
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:53 am

Mark Herzlich signs with New York Giants

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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