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Bengals sign LB Kevin Minter

YANKEE28 : 3/18/2017 6:46 pm
Cincy had 2 linebackers in for visits, Kevin Minter and the Giants Keenan Robinson.

No terms are available, but they chose Minter, leaving Robinson still out there.

I would like to see Robinson back in New York.
a couple of other Giants notes from Tony Pauline:  
YANKEE28 : 3/18/2017 7:07 pm : link
Jerry Reese attended the Middle Tennessee Pro Day. No shock, since he is from Tennessee. He was there to see CB Jeremy Cutrer. Cutrer is considered to be another Donte Deayon type of corner- tough but undersized. His weight has fluctuated from 168 to 180.

Also, the Giants have an official visit scheduled with Tim White of Arizona State. More of an UDFA type than draft pick, he is an undersized wideout with a pretty outstanding career as a return specialist.
ESPN is now  
YANKEE28 : 3/18/2017 7:15 pm : link
reporting that Minter only got a one year deal from the Bengals.

Zach Brown walked out from his meeting with the Raiders over money. This after leading the NFL in tackles with 149.

The point in this- the secondary marker for linebackers (and running backs) is just not what it is for other positions. Teams are just not spending money there.

That should be good news for the Giants if they are interested in Robinson returning or taking a shot at Brown.
What kind of money lands Brown?  
lono801 : 3/18/2017 7:38 pm : link
.
Looks like Reese isn't the only GM who downplays  
jcn56 : 3/18/2017 7:39 pm : link
the value of linebackers.
It really has not  
YANKEE28 : 3/18/2017 7:46 pm : link
been reported on what Zach Brown is seeking in a contract. Last year he played on a $1,250,000 "show me" deal. He certainly did everything and more, but the difference from his asking price to reality must be the issues-similar to Hankins.

For some perspective, Reese signed the following:

Robinson- 1 year "show me" deal for $2,250,00
Casillas- 3 year $ 8 million
JT Thomeas 3 year $10 million
Thanks YANKEE  
lono801 : 3/18/2017 9:26 pm : link
Always great to see you around
+1  
yatqb : 3/18/2017 11:14 pm : link
Great to have you around, y28!
Thanks to  
YANKEE28 : 3/18/2017 11:26 pm : link
you both. Hoping I can add some thoughtful posts this offseason.
Minter supposedly got $4.5M for 1 year  
Eric on Li : 3/18/2017 11:53 pm : link
I assume Brown is looking for more and Robinson will ultimately take less, and the Giants will add 1-2 new names to the roster whether it's through FA or draft prior to the start of training camp. And probably dump JT Thomas.
Give  
TommyWiseau : 3/19/2017 12:33 am : link
Brown a three year 18 mil deal and cut JT Thomas saving 3 mil next season. Brown can cover, can tackle, runs sideline to sideline and has legit 4.5 speed. He would lift this defense to new heights
'Bengals sign LB Kevin Minter'...  
Torrag : 3/19/2017 9:12 am : link
Good. Robinson is still available and we should re-sign him.
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