Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Sammy Knight Joins Super Bowl Champion New York Giants

Sammy Knight Joins Super Bowl Champion New York Giants - Veteran assurance Sammy Knight alive a three-year arrangement with the Super Bowl best New York Giants on Monday, replacing the ancient Gibril Wilson.

Financial agreement was not anon available, but it was believed Sammy Knight will get amid $5 million and $6 million.

That's a lot beneath than Wilson, the charge less assurance who larboard the Giants for a $39 actor arrangement with the Oakland Raiders.

"I anticipate this is an abundant bearing for me," Sammy Knight said. "This is an abundant staff, aboriginal and foremost, and an abundant organization. They won the Super Bowl, and they accept a lot of bodies advancing back, so the befalling to win afresh was absolutely one of the charges less factors in me advancing here."

A 12-year adept who will about-face 33 in September, Sammy Knight led the Jacksonville Jaguars with 93 tackles aftermost season. He additionally had four interceptions and an affected fumble.

Sammy Knight added 20 tackles in the postseason, including 13 in the wild-card achievement over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"I did an abundant job for Jacksonville and we talked to them, but ultimately, this was a bigger abode for me," Sammy Knight said. "I acquainted like I had a bigger adventitious to win here."

His 42 career interceptions are angry with Champ Bailey for third amid alive players, abaft Darren Sharper (53) and Ty Law (52).

"We're aflame to accept an adept of Sammy's ability abutting our secondary," accepted administrator Jerry Reese said. "We were admiring to how acute he plays and how advantageous and concrete he plays. We anticipate he will advance in our arresting schemes. He brings a lot of administration to the team, abnormally to the secondary, and he is an absolute pro."

Sammy Knight has formed with arresting backs drillmaster Pete Giunta during a two-year assignment with the Kansas City Chiefs (2005-06) and additionally played with cornerback Sam Madison during two seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2003-04).

"We feel like with his adulation of the bold and his attitude about the abstraction of aggregation that he'll be a absolute nice fit for us," drillmaster Tom Coughlin said. "Sammy gives us addition affection adept that will absolutely advice our adolescent guys in their development."

Sammy Knight has played mostly able assurance in his aboriginal 11 seasons in the NFL, the aforementioned atom played aftermost year by abiding amateur James Butler. One will accept to move to charge less safety. Amateur Michael Johnson additionally played able-bodied at assurance in his amateur season.

Undrafted out of Southern California, Sammy Knight has started 168 of the 174 regular-season amateur and all bristles postseason amateur in which he's appeared. He has played in 156 after regular-season games, the NFL's 14th-longest accepted streak. He has absent alone two amateur in his career, both in 1998.

His aboriginal NFL alpha was on Sept. 28, 1997 adjoining the Giants in Giants Stadium. He had 11 tackles and an interception in a 14-9 loss.

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