New Giants LB Kyle Bosworth comes into Timex with as comprehensive a set of backstories as you can imagine. Nephew of “The Boz”, Brian Bosworth, and fiancee of Kara Keough, one of the Real Housewives of Orange County. As a football player coming into a environment where the media is prevalent, there will be no shortage of questions for him.
“I think that would make it a little bit harder because then you don’t really come under the radar,” said Bosworth when asked if his last name made breaking the ice easier. “Him having his name along with mine and being in the blood, you obviously get that perception of he’s going to come in and come in on a helicopter. I’m a little flamboyant, but on the field. Off the field, I’m very reserved.”
His uncle arrived in the pros to much fanfare. Kyle ended up taking the low road to the NFL. Undrafted out of UCLA in 2010, he was signed as a UDFA by the Jacksonville Jaguars and spent the entire year on IR. The next season was not much better. Bosworth broke his hand in mid-November and finished the season on IR again. Last season, he played in all 16 games for the Jags, starting five.
“I was with Jacksonville for three years and I had a great time in the organization. It was a great city and then after that third year and I became a restricted free agent and then once March 12th came around, they decided to not tender me and I became a free agent,” the 6’1″, 236 lb native Texan told reporters today.
“Philly and New York were the two teams that called right away asking if I’d be interested in leaving. Me and my agent have been well aware of the winning program here that they have at the Giants and just the whole situation with the ‘backers and I know the system. So we knew it would be a good fit and as soon as I got the call for the workout, I knew all I had to do was show up and do some good things for their coaches to see and I’m assuming I ran a fast time in the 40 to get on the team. I don’t know the time. I wish I did. I’m excited to be here and ready to get here to work.”
So, what can Bosworth do for the Giants? Special teams, all three LB positions. Can’t have enough of those.
“I can definitely play all the positions. I just got here today. It was my first day of OTAs. I’ve still got to do a lot of learning in the playbook, but I’m able to fit in with the Will, Mike and Sam. I’m very versatile. I’ve played and started. I’ve been on every single special team, so basically wherever they need me, I’ll be able to do it. Whatever they ask and I’ll be ready to go.”