The long and uncertain offseason for linebacker Jonathan Goff has finally come to an end. He'll return to the NFC East in 2012, but it will not be as a member of the New York Giants. Instead, the middle linebacker has signed with the Washington Redskins.
Despite missing the entire 2011 season after suffering a torn ACL, Goff seemed like a certainty to return to Big Blue. However, as days turned into weeks and weeks into months, it became apparent that the two sides weren't close on a new deal. Goff began visiting other teams, and General Manager Jerry Reese eventually reached back out to Super Bowl XLVI hero Chase Blackburn, and ended up signing him to a new one-year deal.
In 37 career games with the Giants, Goff collected 107 tackles, two sacks, one interception and seven stuffs. He had an incredible football IQ and showcased some improved agility prior to his injury a year ago.
With Goff now in Washington, Blackburn, Mark Herzlich, Greg Jones and possibly even Michael Boley will compete for the starting Middle Linebacker job.
Financial terms of Goff's new deal have not yet been made public.
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