Report: New York Giants Re-Sign SS Stevie Brown for 1-Year, $2.02 MM
According to Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News, Brown signed his second-round tender on Tuesday.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) March 19, 2013
The tender will pay Brown one-year at $2.02 million for 2013.
On Brown's Twitter account, he also announced his signing of the franchise tender, and posted a picture of the actual contract though his account (yes, it's upside down.)
— Stevie Brown (@scbr3) March 19, 2013
The Giants got more production out of Brown than they ever expected in 2012 due to Kenny Phillips missing most of the season because of a knee injury.
In 11 games started, Brown had eight interceptions with 66 total tackles, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries for the Giants.
At times, Brown did struggle in coverage situations and would get beat deep by receivers, but it's also something Perry Fewell can work on with Brown in the offseason.
Now that Phillips is gone and signed with the Eagles, the Giants can give Brown the first-team reps with the starting defense in training camp and improve on any struggles he might have had.
Due to Phillips' departure to the Eagles, the Giants also signed former Steelers safety Ryan Mundy to a one-year deal and could convert Terrell Thomas to a safety after two straight ACL surgeries.
Brown will now continue to serve his role as the team's ball hawk on defense and look to improve on his breakout season of 2012.
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