The New York Giants have signed offensive tackle Nate Solder and added former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kareem Martin.
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, more than a day after free-agency opened.
Sources close to the team had confirmed on Wednesday the agreement with Solder, the former New England Patriots left tackle. The signing of Martin, who spent his first four seasons in Arizona, is new and reunites him with defensive coordinator James Bettcher, who ran the Cardinals’ defense last season and was hired by new Giants coach Pat Shurmur.
Solder, who is considered the top free agent offensive lineman, is expected to be the foundation on a new O-line.
”We had such a great experience in New England, we love those people Jeremy Kerley Jersey
, they’ve taken great care of us,” said Solder, who signed a four-year contract worth $62 million. ”It was hard to leave; we had a lot of success there, and hopefully coming here that we’ll have the same.”
Solder has played in 98 regular-season games with 95 starts — 81 at left tackle, 11 at right tackle, and three as a tackle-eligible tight end.
”Nate has been a quality left tackle in this league since the day he entered,” general manager Dave Gettleman said. ”He’s physically matured and he’s become as good a run blocker as he is a pass blocker.”
Martin started 10 games this past season, and played in all 16. He had a career-best 23 tackles.
”With Bettch being the defensive coordinator Kyle Van Noy Jersey
, that played a big role in my decision,” Martin said. ”After playing in that defense for the last four years, three with him being the D.C., I learned a lot and I was able to grow a lot. I wanted to continue that maturation in this defense under him, so that played a big role in my decision to come here.”
A third-round draft pick, Martin has played in 56 regular-season games with 14 starts. His totals include 46 tackles (35 solo) 4 1/2 sacks, one interception, four passes defensed Garrett Celek Jersey
, four forced fumbles, and nine special teams tackles. He is also fast enough to cover tight ends.
Reggie Bush won his lawsuit against the Rams, with a St. Louis jury ordering the NFL team to pay the former running back $12.5 million, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Bush sued the Rams and owners and operators of the Edward Jones Dome after injuring his left knee in a 2015 game at the stadium, the team’s last in St. Louis before moving to Los Angeles.
The presiding judge dismissed the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission from the lawsuit last week.
The jury found the Rams 100 percent liable for Bush’s injury and ordered the team to pay $4.95 million in compensatory damages and $7.5 million in punitive damages.
Bush claimed he slipped on a “concrete ring of death” as he was pushed out of bounds in a November 1, 2015, game against the Rams, ending his season.
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, now 33, played for the 49ers at the time. He played 13 games for Buffalo in 2016 but had only 12 carries.
“Reggie lost his ability to do what he loved, and to bargain for a contract that he worked his entire life for,” Bush’s lawyer Tim Cronin said during closing statements. “These players get chewed up. They only have so many chances.”
Rams attorney Dan Allmayer said the injury was caused by “pre-existing issues.” Womens Jaire Alexander Jersey