Unrestricted free-agent LB Keith Bulluck has reached an agreement with the Giants on a one-year contract, a source close to the player has told NFL.com.
The former Titans linebacker suffered a major knee injury in December, but he passed a Giants physical before a workout with the team Monday. There reportedly was no swelling of his knee the day after his workout, convincing the Giants that the knee wouldn't pose a problem.
Bulluck's deal could pay him up to $2.5 million with incentives, according to reports.
Bulluck, 33, played 10 seasons in Tennessee, starting 130 of the 157 games in which he appeared. He compiled 1,038 tackles, 18 sacks and 19 interceptions. He was named to the Pro Bowl following the 2003 season.
The Titans seemingly made no effort to re-sign Bulluck.
Bulluck reportedly flew to Arizona for a workout Wednesday with the Cardinals, who are looking for a replacement for Karlos Dansby. But the New City, N.Y., native ultimately chose the Giants.
With the departure of Antonio Pierce, the Giants' MLB job is wide open, with Jonathan Goff, rookie Phillip Dillard, Chase Blackburn and Gerris Wilkinson all competing for a starting role. However, the signing of Bulluck clearly makes him the front-runner to win the starting job.
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