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Reports: Giants sign OLB Ryan Anderson to one-year deal

Anderson will look to add depth to New York’s linebacker corps

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The New York Giants have reached an agreement with former Washington Football Team outside linebacker Ryan Anderson, according to multiple reports.

The veteran salary benefit contract is reportedly for one year worth $1.127 million, with a $137,500 signing bonus.

Anderson, 26, has spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Washington Football Team. While there, he played in 52 games with four starts. He recorded 78 tackles, including 49 solo, seven tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, 15 quarterbacks hits, five forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.

Last season, Anderson played in nine games where he recorded seven tackles (four solo) and one for a loss. In 2019, Anderson played in all 16 games, posting career-high numbers of 43 tackles (29 solo), 4.0 sacks, nine quarterback hits and five forced fumbles.

Anderson was drafted in the second round with the 49th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Alabama. He marks the second player from the Crimson Tide to sign with New York this offseason, joining linebacker Reggie Ragland. Both Anderson and Ragland player together at Alabama.

The edge rusher will add some much-needed depth to the Giants’ linebacker corps. He is a young player that the Giants can afford at a low cost. And New York will hope that Anderson can return to his 2019 form and make an immediate impact.