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Linebacker was a problem for the Giants in 2011.
Jonathan Goff and Clint Sintim were both out for the season.
They started Jacquian Williams, Mark Herzlich and Greg Jones during the year, all of whom were rookies.
Mathias Kiwanuka is a more natural defensive end, but had to play linebacker again.
It got so bad for the Giants that they had to summon back Chase Blackburn, who was looking to be a substitute teacher, a move that turned out to be a great one for the Giants in the end, especially during the Super Bowl.
But the Giants definitely need help and some stability at linebacker.
One name that stands out is Seahawks inside linebacker David Hawthorne, who has played well over the last few seasons.
In 2011, Hawthorne had 115 total tackles (73 of which were solo), two sacks and three interceptions.
Since 2009, Hawthorne has averaged over 100 tackles a season as a starting linebacker for Seattle, and now as a free agent, he could be a great pickup for the Giants.
Hawthorne dealt with a nagging knee injury in 2011, but it didn't stop him from playing at a high level.