It's been a busy day for the New York Giants. Not only did they trade a 5th round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals in exchange for linebacker Keith Rivers, they've also signed offensive tackle Sean Locklear, previously of the Washington Redskins.
"It feels great to be signed to a team again! Just signed with the G-Men! Can't wait to get back and get started. God is Good!" Locklear tweeted.
Locklear, who was drafted in the 3rd round (84th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, switched to tackle in his rookie season after Floyd Womack was injured during the preseason. He played well enough for the Seahawks to sign him to a 5-year extension worth $32 million, including $12 million guaranteed.
He was signed to a one-year deal by the Washington Redskins prior to the 2011 season.
"I was on the other end of two games against the Giants last year – followed them pretty well in their run to the Super Bowl. But, actually, when I got the call I was kind of excited about the chance to actually play in New York and who doesn’t want to play with the team who just got done winning the Super Bowl? My thing is to just get in here and start fresh, start learning again and try to help this team get back to where they want to go," Locklear said.
The North Carolina State alumni has played in 103 NFL games over his eight year career, starting 81 of them. He's another big-bodied player who is capable of filling in at multiple positions across the line for the Giants.
Oh, and his nickname? It's "Cornbread."
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