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    Giants Aim To Re-Sign LB

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...6ikNkEExh4uzzO

    Excerpt: "The Giants cut ties with Chase Blackburn once, but they are not planning to do so again. There’s a good chance the hard-working middle linebacker will be back for a ninth season, but only if the price is right.

    “The Giants have expressed a desire to re-sign Chase,’’ Richard Katz, Blackburn’s agent, told The Post Friday. “We believe Chase has been very valuable to the club, both on and off the field. Right now we are assessing his dollar value to the Giants and reviewing all possible alternatives including the Giants.”


    Blackburn, who will turn 30 on June 10, started 15 games this past season on a defense that allowed a franchise-record 6,134 total yards. The Giants already have parted ways with a starting linebacker this offseason, releasing Michael Boley last week.


    Blackburn is set to become an unrestricted free agent — one of 18 the Giants have to sort through. He was in this position two years ago and the Giants opted to use rookies Greg Jones and Mark Herzlich to fill the void at middle linebacker.


    Neither youngster was able to handle the job and Blackburn was brought back around Thanksgiving. He not only won back the starting job, but helped solidify the run defense and turned into a postseason hero, intercepting Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLVII.
    If the Giants do not make a big move in free agency, Boley’s weak-side linebacker spot could be filled by Jacquian Williams or Spencer Paysinger, both entering their third NFL season. There is no one waiting in the wings at middle linebacker other than Herzlich, who did not distinguish himself in 2012 in limited playing time." Read more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giant...6ikNkEExh4uzzO

    Excerpt: "The Giants cut ties with Chase Blackburn once, but they are not planning to do so again. There’s a good chance the hard-working middle linebacker will be back for a ninth season, but only if the price is right.

    “The Giants have expressed a desire to re-sign Chase,’’ Richard Katz, Blackburn’s agent, told The Post Friday. “We believe Chase has been very valuable to the club, both on and off the field. Right now we are assessing his dollar value to the Giants and reviewing all possible alternatives including the Giants.”


    Blackburn, who will turn 30 on June 10, started 15 games this past season on a defense that allowed a franchise-record 6,134 total yards. The Giants already have parted ways with a starting linebacker this offseason, releasing Michael Boley last week.


    Blackburn is set to become an unrestricted free agent — one of 18 the Giants have to sort through. He was in this position two years ago and the Giants opted to use rookies Greg Jones and Mark Herzlich to fill the void at middle linebacker.


    Neither youngster was able to handle the job and Blackburn was brought back around Thanksgiving. He not only won back the starting job, but helped solidify the run defense and turned into a postseason hero, intercepting Tom Brady in Super Bowl XLVII.
    If the Giants do not make a big move in free agency, Boley’s weak-side linebacker spot could be filled by Jacquian Williams or Spencer Paysinger, both entering their third NFL season. There is no one waiting in the wings at middle linebacker other than Herzlich, who did not distinguish himself in 2012 in limited playing time." Read more...
    It would be silly not to bring him back. He's a great depth player that knows the play book and has a great passion for the game, all for a fair price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Giant stuck in Texas View Post
    It would be silly not to bring him back. He's a great depth player that knows the play book and has a great passion for the game, all for a fair price.
    +1
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    money is the key, I love Chase but we should know that what we need is a sideline-to-sideline run-stuffer...maybe 2 of 'em.


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    I like Chase.....he's all heart. But we should really be looking to upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FBomb View Post
    I like Chase.....he's all heart. But we should really be looking to upgrade.
    + freakin' 1. We're trying to get young and fast. This would be a step in the wrong direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Montemayor View Post
    + freakin' 1. We're trying to get young and fast. This would be a step in the wrong direction.
    What happens if they don't find one and chase signs with another team, then what? Herzlick? Chase is good depth. I'd sign him quickly for Vet Minimum...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB456 View Post
    What happens if they don't find one and chase signs with another team, then what? Herzlick? Chase is good depth. I'd sign him quickly for Vet Minimum...
    Who besides us is so desparate for MLB help that they'd sign Chase. There are teams out there who's back-ups are way better than Chase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorwoodBlue View Post
    Who besides us is so desparate for MLB help that they'd sign Chase. There are teams out there who's back-ups are way better than Chase.
    You have to realize that the Giants will not draft a linebacker in the earlier rounds. So, if they can't pick an upgrade up in free agency (not a lot of cap space) then there would be a possibility of having to start Herzlick. If this doomsday scenario doesn't scare you, I don't even know what to say.

    Yes, I realize that there is a decent shot that Chase won't be picked up by another team but the chance of Herzlick starting is 10x scarier than Chase starting.

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    PLEASE don't let this mean they are not looking for a new inside linebacker. I like Blackburn as a teacher, a #2 backer and on ST. I'm sorry to say we need better than him on a regular basis.

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