Word spread rapidly on Wednesday night at the ESPN NFL Draft party that Big Blue had not yet shut the door on a Boley return and that, in fact, there has some strong consideration about re-signing him.
Boley, an eight-year veteran, was amongst some of the Giants' early offseason cuts that were aimed at saving some cap space. At the time of his release, Boley expressed shock and thanks to the organization for giving him a second chance.
"You do realize this is a business," Boley said. "Right now, all I can do is be thankful they gave me a second chance after leaving Atlanta. I had four tremendous years here. … I won a ring here, something some people never get to do."
At the time of the release, it appeared the cut would be permanent. The Giants did not ask Boley to take a reduction in pay, as they did with David Diehl, Corey Webster and Chris Canty (who said no), and that came on the heels of significantly decreased playing time over the final three games of the regular season.
In 57 career games with the Giants, Boley collected 315 tackles, 3.5 sacks, three interceptions, 15 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He also led the team with 10 tackles in Super Bowl XLVI.
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