The New York Giants have reached an agreement with former New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker, Jonathan Casillas.
Casillas signed with New York for a deal worth $10.5 million over three years. The special teams ace and spot starter played just five games due to injury in 2013 with the Buccaneers, recording just five tackles.
He did rebound with the Patriots though the next season, racking up 28 tackles and forced fumble in eight games (three as a starter).
The former Wisconsin linebacker has proven he is a strong rotational linebacker with career numbers of 166 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles, and five passes defended over his seven year career.
At first look this may seem like a bit of an overpay by the Giants, but that seems to indicate most of Casillas money lies in incentives which do not count against the cap unless they are deemed “likely to be earned.”