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Giants agree to terms with S/LB Isaiah Simmons


The New York Giants have re-signed safety/linebacker Isaiah Simmons.

The versatile defender, who was acquired by the Giants via trade before the start of last season, was an unrestricted free agent. Simmons played all 17 games in his first season with the Giants, starting four times and recording 50 tackles, a sack, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and an interception that he returned 54 yards for a touchdown in a Week 11 victory at Washington.

The eighth overall pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2020 NFL Draft, Simmons has never missed a game, appearing 67 times in the regular season with 41 starts.

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Simmons won a national championship with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence at Clemson, where they both had illustrious college careers.

Simmons was the first player in program history to win the Butkus Award, which is presented annually to the nation's top linebacker.

The 2019 ACC Defensive Player of the Year also became the sixth unanimous All-American in school history at the time, joining former Giant Terry Kinard (1982), Gaines Adams (2006), C.J. Spiller (2009), Da'Quan Bowers (2010) and Christian Wilkins (2018).

Simmons transitioned from safety in 2017 to the starting nickel/sam linebacker position in 2018. He concluded his Clemson career with 253 tackles (28.5 for loss), 10.5 sacks, 22 pass breakups, four interceptions (including one returned for a touchdown), five forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery in 1,856 career snaps over 44 games (29 starts).

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