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Let’s get to know new Giants defensive end Chris Peace

‘Bolts From The Blue’ fills us in

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Chris Peace sacks Geno Smith during a preseason game.
Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images

Los Angeles Chargers fans are “a little bitter” about losing defensive end Chris Peace, who was awarded to the New York Giants on waivers earlier this week. That is what Bolts From The Blue bossman Richard Wade told me this week when I reached out to him for information about the Giants’ new player.

Let’s get to know a little more about Peace, an undrafted rookie out of Virginia. Answers to the questions below come from ‘Bolts’ contributor Michael Peterson. And, yes, you’ll note from his tone that he isn’t happy Peace is no longer a Charger.

Ed: He’s an undrafted free agent. What did he do that impressed the Chargers enough to keep him on their initial roster?

Michael: He consistently got to the QB. Two sacks in the preseason.

Ed: Why did they end up waiving him?

Michael: They couldn’t cut ties with a linebacker who can’t play linebacker. [Special teams contributor Nick Dzubnar].

Ed: Was it a surprise to Chargers fans that someone claimed him?

Michael: Yes. We all wanted to keep him, especially with Melvin Ingram’s latest injury.

Ed: What are his strengths? Weaknesses?

Michael: He has a quick get-off and surprising strength to push the pocket. Versatile DE/OLB. His lone weakness was not being favorited by [Chargers coach] Anthony Lynn.

5. What kind of person is he? Is there anything we should know about him off the field?

Michael: He had a squeaky-clean record and so far, a respectable teammate.