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Report: Kenny Phillips Leaves Giants, Signs 1-Year Deal with Eagles

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02:  Safety Kenny Phillips #21 of the New York Giants during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Cardinals 31-27.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Doug RushSenior Analyst IMarch 14, 2013

The Giants took Cullen Jenkins from the Eagles.

So the Eagles decided to stick it to its' rivals by taking one of its' own players.

According to Ohm Youngmusik of ESPN New York, the Philadelphia Eagles have landed former Giants safety Kenny Phillips on a one-year deal.

 

Eagles announce they have agreed to terms with S Kenny Phillips

— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) March 14, 2013

 

Terms of the deal were not disclosed as of yet.

Phillips was a former first round pick of the Giants back in 2008 and was a key member of their defense, but injuries have hampered Phillips in the past.

He missed 14 games due to a severe knee injury back in 2009, an injury which required micro-fracture surgery on.

In 2012, Phillips played in just seven games due to a nagging knee injury, which allowed Stevie Brown to step in and be the starter.

This week, the Giants placed a second-round tender on Brown, which no team will likely try to make, so Brown will likely be back with the Giants, and now, with Phillips gone, Brown will be the starter in 2013.

The Giants tried to keep Phillips on the team before he hit free agency, but he rejected their offer last week and wanted to test the free agent market.

I am surprised, however, that his deal was only for one year, because I honestly thought he would get more on the market.

Even so, losing Phillips is a tough move, and losing him to a division rival is an even tougher pill to swallow for the Giants and Jerry Reese.

Reese is gambling on Brown being the guy in New York and has to hope he'll continue his success from 2012 into 2013 and beyond.

I'm sure no Giant fan out there is happy that their former starting safety will be wearing Eagle green in 2013.

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