According to a report coming from New York Post, 29-year-old Markus Golden has made his choice, which probably the only choice available for him.
The report claims that Golden has reportedly tabled a one-year contract with the Giants, a deal worth $4.125 million, on Tuesday having passed his physical. Due to some personal reasons, he reported to the training camp late last week Friday, and just like every other teammate, he also needed to be tested negative for COVID-19 three times in a four-day span before resuming for activities.
The testing process is said to proceed as a nose swab that lasts up to three minutes or more from sign-in until exiting the outdoor trailer.
During the free agency, the Giants were reported to have placed a rarely used “May 5 tender” on Golden, which helped the club secure a contract for the American linebacker, but he will be free to sign for any other team he wishes until July 22, which has been predicted by several online casino websites, which provided odds of it happening.
And once the deadline is reached, his remaining choices will be to either play for the Giants or opt-out of the campaign, which will see him returning to free agency in 2021 with no restriction.
The 29-year-old finished last season with 10 sacks, which is the most by any Giants linebacker since Jason Pierre-Paul’s 12.5 sacks back in 2014, twice as much as any of his teammates in 2019. The Giants were quick to snatch up the outside linebacker again for the season.
Golden will be reuniting with outside linebackers like Oshane Ximines and Lorenzo Carter in the team to strengthen the Giants’ defense, which has been spotted to have some weak spot. Kyler Fackrell, who registered 10.5 sacks back in 2018 for Green Bay Packers, will be joining up the trio alongside late-round draft picks Carter Coughlin and Cam Brown.
Ever since the breaking up of Olivier Vernon and Pierre-Paul in the team in 2017, this will be the first time the New York Giants will be pairing up two players that registered a double-digit sack campaign in the professional career, with some best casino games giving interesting earnings for every match being played.
18 players were able to make at least 10 sacks last season and among them, Golden was the only player unsigned.
In other news, the Giants have now reportedly added Josiah Tauaefa to the COVID-19 list while removing wide receiver David Silis from the list. This could either mean the linebacker has been tested positive for the virus or had been in contact with a person.