New York Giants Sign MLB Keith Bulluck To One-Year, $2.5 Million Deal

Jeff Shull@Jeff_ShullAnalyst IJuly 25, 2010

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 29:  Steve Breaston #15 of the Arizona Cardinals breaks up a pass with Keith Bulluck #53 of the Tennessee Titans during their game at LP Field on November 29, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants have filled a gaping hole created this off season with the release of Antonio Pierce. Keith Bulluck was signed to a one-year deal worth an estimated $2.5 million with incentives.

Bulluck had played all 10 seasons with the Tennessee Titans and is a former Pro Bowl selection.

At the very least, his presence will be felt with the improvement of the current middle linebackers on the team as he should be able to coach them up and show them how the position is meant to be played, grooming them for the future.

Immediate concerns arise when you take into account his age (33) and the fact that he coming off a season in which he suffered a major knee injury and was operated on just seven months ago.

When he came to do his workout, he apparently did so without the help of a knee brace, which was astonishing to the team.

However, seeing as how Bulluck was in New York for the past two weeks—first meeting with the team on July 19th—seemingly making his case as a good fit for the team, it is safe to say the organization knows what they are getting in Bulluck.

It has been a lifelong dream for Bulluck to play for the Giants, who grew up 20 miles from Giants Stadium in New York. When hearing him talk about the prospect of playing in New York, he sounds like a kid in a candy shop.

"I've been dreaming about this my whole life. I'm from New York. It's not even close. Just walking the streets of New York gave me my edge back. Some of those walks were tough, man. Like when it's raining or sleeting or it's just cold out. And your knee aches. I wasn't 100 percent at the time"


Quotes taken from's Tom Friend.

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