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Report: Giants sign sixth-round pick LB Cam Brown to rookie contract

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The Giants’ draft class begins to sign their contracts

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Art Stapleton of NJ.com is reporting that Cam Brown has signed his rookie contract with the New York Giants.

Brown was the Giants’ sixth round pick and the sixth of 10 selections made by the team in the 2020 NFL Draft. Brown is a long and athletic off ball linebacker out of Penn State, who played a variety of roles for the Nittany Lions’ defense.

He was frequently used to cover running backs, tight ends, and even receivers in the middle of the field, and the hope is that his length and athleticism can help tighten up the Giants’ pass defense over the middle. He also shows good lower body explosiveness, which might give him some pass rushing upside as a blitzer.

Brown could slot in behind 2018 third-round pick Lorenzo Carter, who has similar traits and was used in a similar manner in college.

Stapleton added in a subsequent tweet that there is a “good chance” that fellow rookie linebacker T.J. Brunson and offensive tackle Matt Peart will sign their rookie contracts today as well.

Per the NFL’s rookie wage scale, Brown’s four-year deal will be worth $3.493 million.