View Full Version : Arrington agrees to terms in principle W/Giants.

04-22-2006, 10:07 AM

The Giants and former Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington have reached an agreement in principle on a seven-year deal worth $49 million.

Five teams had been in the running for Arrington, but the Giants took a significant step toward getting a deal done Thursday. After Arrington took and passed a physical Thursday, negotiations turned serious and had been ongoing for more than 24 hours.

The Packers, Jaguars, Dolphins and Bengals had also been in the mix. Arrington's agent, Carl Poston, said the Jaguars and Packers made progress with their offers Friday, but the Giants took the lead Friday.

Arrington had hoped to stay in the NFC East in order to play the Redskins two times a year.

"Antonio Pierce really made a push to get the Giants to bring LaVar to New York," Poston said Friday. "It's a good fit. It would be great to have LaVar in the New York market."

Pierce left the Redskins after the 2004 season and was an instant star in the Giants defense.

The Dolphins had a $5 million a year offer on the table. Arrington was hoping to get a deal in the $7.5 million a year range.

Is he worth that kind of money? :shrug: espcially since he was injured the year before last and didn't see a whole lot of playing time last year.


04-22-2006, 10:40 AM
He's might be worth it since he probably won't see most of that money anyway. I wonder how much of it is in bonuses. But if he get along with Gibbs what's he gonna do with Coughlin.

Mr. Laz
04-22-2006, 12:35 PM
will interesting to see if the Giants can get Arrington to play within their scheme ... apparently the skins couldn't.

04-22-2006, 05:17 PM
Seeing the contracts that are going out to players this year really has me worried. I don't see KC doing too many deals like those that we've seen thus far. Could this be the start of the Royalsification of the Chiefs?

On the topic of Arrington... He's a stud, and has the abilty to change games, but the apparent beef is that he's a freelancer. Personally, I'd love to have a guy with his physical talent, but wonder if his attitude makes it not worth it.