The Giants today announced they have signed safety Chris Horton, who spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins but did not play in 2011.
Horton, 6-1 and 215 pounds, played for the Redskins from 2008-10, though his final two seasons were cut short by injuries. He started 15 of the 29 games in which he played and was credited with 122 tackles (91 solo) and had three interceptions, five passes defensed and a sack.
Horton was named the NFC Defensive Rookie of the Month for September 2008, when he had 10 tackles, three interceptions, three passes defensed, a fumble recovery and three special teams tackles in three games. He had two interceptions and a fumble recovery in his first start (vs.
In 2009, Horton played in eight games with five starts and had 36 tackles (27 solo) and a fumble recovery. He suffered a toe injury at
Horton played in seven games without a start in 2010. He had nine tackles (six solo) before sustaining an ankle injury against
At UCLA, Horton played in 41 games with 28 starts and recorded 238 tackles (160 solo), four interceptions, three sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Horton earned three varsity letters at De La Salle High School in
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