The Giants have announced they have signed LB Mark Herzlich to a new deal.
In his first three years with the Giants, Herzlich played in 43 games with six starts. He has 57 tackles (44 solo) on defense and 33 special teams tackles.
In 2013, Herzlich played in all 16 games for the second year in a row, with two starts (at Carolina and Kansas City). He had a career-high 32 tackles (26 solo) and a team-leading 14 special teams tackles (12 solo).
Herzlich was set to be a restricted free agent.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
As of this morning, the terms of the deal remain undisclosed. We’re figuring he got a two-year deal at less than his tender price (the league’s minimum salary for a fourth-year player is $730K). The Giants love this guy and he produces on specials, plus he’s a solid citizen and locker room presence. He also brings some depth to the LB unit, which is still incomplete at this time. You can practically pencil him in on the team’s 53-man roster right now.
Had the Giants tendered Herzlich, the minimum they could have offered him was $1.431 million, which is the original round tender price they gave to teammate Spencer Paysinger. Since Paysinger wasn’t drafted, his tender carries no compensation.