Brinkley is currently considered the frontrunner to start at middle linebacker despite the offseason addition of Keenan Robinson, the Giants' official site reports.
Last season, Brinkley assumed the starting MLB role in early November after Jon Beason landed on IR, and ultimately finished third on the team in tackles (67) and first in forced fumbles (4). However, the Giants signed fellow MLB Keenan Robinson to a richer contract than that of Brinkley in March, which left many to quickly assume the starting MLB job was all Robinson's. However, the Giants rotated first team linebackers throughout their offseason program, but, unlike Robinson, Brinkley was the player who aligned exclusively at middle linebacker. Meanwhile, Robinson was moved around and experimented with at OLB. Training camp will further illuminate the Giants' plans for their new-look defensive front.
Brinkley is in the conversation for starting MLB for the Giants, Ralph Vacchiano of Daily News reports.
Brinkley is entering his seventh NFL season, and second with the Giants. New York moved to upgrade the middle linebacker position this offseason with the signing of free agent Keenan Robinson, who remains the frontrunner for the starting role. Despite bringing in competition for the position, the team was not necessarily unhappy with Brinkley's production last year (67 tackles, four forced fumbles, one sack), and he could see an increase in playing time if he shows improvement during his second campaign in the Giants' defensive system. He's also proven more durable than Robinson over the course of their respective careers, with the 28 games the latter has missed over four seasons easily dwarfing the pair of contests that Brinkley has been sidelined for over his six campaigns. In addition to Robinson, Brinkley's competition for the starting job also includes B.J. Goodson, and Kelvin Sheppard.
The Giants and Brinkley have agreed to a one-year contract, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
Jettisoned from the Cowboys out of training camp 2015, Brinkley landed with the rival Giants just four days before the regular season opener at Dallas, but his first significant action didn't occur until Week 8. As the infirmary in New York continued to fill up, he took on a larger role and finished the year with third-most tackles (67) on the team. In addition to that mark, he tallied four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Upon his return to the Giants, he'll compete with offseason addition Keenan Robinson for reps at middle linebacker.
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."
The Vikings will sign free agent linebacker Jasper Brinkley to a one-year deal, reports Fox Sports. Brinkley, 28, appeared in 15 games for the Cardinals last season after spending his first four seasons with Minnesota.
The Bills are hosting linebacker Jasper Brinkley on a visit Thursday, reports ESPN.
Brinkley, 28, was released by the Cardinals last month. In 15 games last season, he made three starts, tallying 27 tackles. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Vikings after being drafted in the fifth round out of South Carolina.
The Cardinals made a roster move Friday by releasing linebacker Jasper Brinkley, reports the official team website.
Brinkley was signed as a free agent last offseason to a two-year deal. Cutting Brinkley saves the Cardinals $2 million in salary cap space, leaving only $200,000 in dead money.
Brinkley played in 15 games last season, with three starts. He had 30 tackles and another five on special teams.
Seven Cardinals who were listed as probable are active against the 49ers. They are linebackers John Abraham (shoulder) and Jasper Brinkley (groin), guard Daryn Colledge (shin), defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (groin), safety Rashad Johnson (finger), defensive end Ronald Talley (wrist) and linebacker Daryl Washington (knee).
Of the 10 players listed on Friday's injury report for Week 6 for the Cardinals, eight are from the defensive side of the ball. Seven of the eight are officially probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers, with only linebacker Kenny Demens (hamstring) considered questionable.
Among the probables are: linebackers John Abraham (shoulder), Jasper Brinkley (groin), Kevin Minter (hamstring), and Daryl Washington (knee); defensive linemen Darnell Dockett (groin) and Ronald Talley (wrist); and defensive back Rashad Johnson (finger).
The Cardinals have revealed the following players inactive for Week 5 at home against the Panthers: quarterback Ryan Lindley, wide receiver Kerry Taylor, defensive back Rashad Johnson, running back Ryan Williams, linebacker Jasper Brinkley, tight end D.C. Jefferson and tackle Bobby Massie.
Cardinals LB Jasper Brinkley, G Daryn Colledge, S Rashad Johnson, LB Kevin Minter DE Ronald Talley are considered questionable Week 5 against the Panthers.
Johnson has not been able to practice all week. Brinkley, Colledge, Minter and Talley have been limited throughout the week.
Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby, safety Yeremiah Bell and linebacker Dontay Moch were some of the standout players for the defense during a 13-10 win Week 4 at Tampa Bay.
Dansby had a team-high nine tackles -- all solo. Bell totaled seven tackles (four solo, two for loss) and one sack. Moch had two solo tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits.
Other Cardinals defenders who made an impact Sunday were defensive back Tony Jefferson (seven tackles), linebacker Jasper Brinkley (seven tackles) and safety Tyrann Mathieu (six tackles).
Cardinals linebacker Jasper Brinkley tied for the team lead with eight tackles, one for loss, against the Rams. He had two quarterback hits and a pass defensed.
The Cardinals announced that the team has agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Jasper Brinkley on a two-year contract.