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44 Markus Golden DE

New York Giants

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April 27, 2020 06:40 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Given UFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants have placed the UFA tender on Golden, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The terms of the UFA tender dictate that Golden can only play for the Giants in 2020 if no other team opts to sign him by July 22. He notched 72 tackles (37 solo) and 10 sacks across 16 games with New York in 2019, but it remains to be seen if the team's new coaching staff wants to utilize Golden as a starter or simply a rotational pass rusher.

January 7, 2020 09:04 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Wraps 2019 with 10 sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden recorded 72 tackles (37 solo) and 10 sacks across 16 contests in 2019. He also forced one fumble, which he returned for a touchdown.

Golden bounced back convincingly in his debut season with the Giants after having been held to just 2.5 sacks with the Cardinals in 2018. He also played a full slate of 16 games for the first time since 2016. It remains to be seen if the Giants will bring back the unrestricted free agent for 2020.

November 25, 2019 08:32 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Back-to-back sacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden notched four tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Golden brought down the quarterback for the second consecutive game, moving his season total to 7.5. The 28-year-old continues to be on the IDP radar this season, racking up 47 tackles (25 solo) and a forced fumble. After playing 83 percent of defensive snaps Sunday, he'll face a tough matchup against Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Week 13.

November 12, 2019 07:00 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Takes down Darnold
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden recorded four tackles (two solo) and a sack in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets.

The 28-year-old now has 6.5 sacks on the season through 10 games, his second best output of his career. Golden has led all Giants linebackers in snaps so far this season, proving he's solidified himself as an important component in the Giants' defense.

October 28, 2019 11:12 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Sack in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden recorded seven tackles and a sack across 53 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

Golden now has 34 tackles (18 solo) on the year to go along with six sacks, which leads the team. The veteran has played in 79 percent of the defensive snaps this season and is becoming an important cog in the Giants defense during his first season in New York.

October 11, 2019 10:48 AM
Giants' Markus Golden: Returns fumble for TD
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden had three assisted tackles, a half-sack and returned a fumble 42 yards for a touchdown in Thursday's loss to the Patriots.

Golden is enjoying a productive start to 2019 and that continued with Thursday's performance. The 28-year-old has 22 tackles (nine solo) and five sacks through six games.

October 8, 2019 04:52 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Notches sack against Vikings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden recorded five tackles (three solo) and a sack in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.

The Giants deployed Golden for 63 of 71 possible defensive snaps (89 percent) in this outing, and he was able to produce with the hefty workload. Golden now has 4.5 sacks through five games, putting him on track to surpass his career high of 12.5 posted for the Cardinals in 2016.

October 2, 2019 12:16 AM
Giants' Markus Golden: Another sack Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden recorded two tackles and a half-sack across 30 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over Washington.

Golden now has 2.5 sacks over the past two weeks. If he continues to get after the quarterback at this rate, look for the linebacker to see his IDP value increase.

September 25, 2019 11:32 AM
Giants' Markus Golden: Two sacks Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden recorded five tackles (three solo) and two sacks across 61 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Buccaneers.

Golden has now taken down the quarterback three times over the past two contests and has quickly skyrocketed to the top of the Giants' sack leaderboard. He now gets to face Washington, who has allowed six sacks so far this season.

September 17, 2019 08:48 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Solid effort Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden racked up six tackles (three solo) and one sack in Sunday's home loss to the Bills.

The sack was Golden's third in the past two seasons, as the veteran suited up in 68 total snaps in the game. The 28-year-old has seen snaps on defense and special teams, which adds to his IDP value, but he'll need to enhance his tackle total to warrant serious consideration. He and the Giants defense will get a great match-up against the struggling Buccaneers offense in Week 3.

September 12, 2019 03:28 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (hip) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Golden was limited in practice Wednesday with a hip issue. He now looks back to full health and ready to slot into the starting lineup with Kareem Martin managing a knee injury.

September 11, 2019 04:28 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Limited in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (hip) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

Golden appears to have picked up a hip injury during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, during which he played 55 snaps on defense and racked up one tackle. With Kareem Martin (knee) expected to miss multiple weeks, Golden is primed to slot into the starting lineup again Week 2 if fully healthy.

July 30, 2019 01:08 AM
Giants' Markus Golden: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (cramps) participated at practice Saturday, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Golden was absent from Friday's session due to the cramps, but he was able to make a quick return to the practice field. The 28-year-old figures to begin the season as a starter at outside linebacker after signing a one-year deal with the Giants in March.

July 26, 2019 07:48 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Dealing with cramps
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden did not participate in Friday's practice due to cramps, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

It is unclear where specifically Golden was suffering cramps, but the issue is unlikely to be serious going forward. The Giants are presumably exercising caution with their projected starting right-outside linebacker.

May 23, 2019 03:28 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Ready for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (ankle) is participating in the start of OTAs, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Golden rotated between the first- and second-team defense during the first couple days of OTAs. If he can stay healthy throughout the offseason, he'll be the favorite to start at outside linebacker alongside Lorenzo Carter. After two injury-filled seasons in 2017 and 2018, Golden is looking to get back to his 2016 level of production with the Cardinals, when he racked up 51 tackles and 12.5 sacks in 16 games.

March 15, 2019 08:48 PM
Giants' Markus Golden: Signs with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (ankle) signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Golden played with the Cardinals the last four seasons. He tallied 12.5 sacks in 2016 but has since had two injury-plagued seasons in which he's totaled only 2.5 sacks. He'll look to return to his previous form in 2019 while with the Giants.

January 5, 2019 07:36 PM
Cardinals' Markus Golden: Wants to remain with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (ankle) would prefer to stick with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent this offseason, Kyle Odegard of the team's official site reports. "I'd love to stay here and be an Arizona Cardinal for the rest of my career, because this is the team that believed in me and gave me a chance to play in the NFL," Golden said Monday.

After accounting for 16.5 sacks in his first two seasons, including a breakout 12.5-sack campaign in 2016, Golden has been bit by the injury bug the last two years. In 2017, he tore his ACL in Week 4, missing the rest of the year and the first two games of the most recent season. He returned to action Week 3, but three more DNPs dotted the remaining schedule en route to a disappointing 30 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 11 appearances. With fellow pass rusher Chandler Jones owed a hefty sum through 2021, the Cardinals likely won't consider bringing back Golden on anything other than a prove-it deal, especially with a strong crop of sack artists in the upcoming draft.

December 30, 2018 03:16 PM
Cardinals' Markus Golden: Will miss season finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Golden will miss his fifth game of the season. With Benson Mayowa (back) also inactive, Cameron Malveaux is the only healthy left defensive end on Arizona's roster.

December 28, 2018 06:08 PM
Cardinals' Markus Golden: Questionable for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Gregg Bell of TheNewsTribune.com reports.

Golden missed the Cardinals' Week 16 loss to the Rams due to an ankle injury, but the issue also kept him from practicing this week. Fellow defensive end Benson Mayowa (back) is considered questionable as well, which could result in a heavy workload for starter Chandler Jones in the season finale.

December 23, 2018 03:16 PM
Cardinals' Markus Golden: Inactive for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Golden (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Golden will remain sidelined as he nurses an undisclosed ankle injury. Expect Benson Mayowa to receive a notable uptick in snaps as long as Golden is unable to suit up.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020NYG00000000000
2019NYG16167237351000010
2018ARI1111292542.500002
2017ARI4411110000000
2016ARI16351411012.500001
2015ARI156312110400000
Total6240195 135.060 29.000-12713
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/259
Birthdate:
3/13/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Elsberry, MO, USA
School:
Missouri
NFL Experience:
6
Awards: