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Giants re-sign LB Mark Herzlich and Guard Jon Halapio

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The Giants announced two roster moves, re-signing linebacker Mark Herzlich and guard Jon Halapio.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –
The Giants today announced they have re-signed linebacker Mark Herzlich and guard Jon Halapio.


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Herzlich is entering his eighth NFL season, all with the Giants. He spent the entire 2017 season on injured reserve after suffering a stinger in training camp.

Despite not playing all season, Herzlich was the Giants' 2017 nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field as well as excellence on the field.

Herzlich, 30, joined the Giants as a rookie free agent in 2011. He has played in 88 regular-season games with 17 starts. His career totals include 121 tackles (84 solo), 1.0 sack, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, and 49 tackles and two fumble recoveries on special teams.

Halapio, who first entered the NFL as the New England Patriots' sixth-round draft choice in 2014, played in his first career regular-season games with the Giants in 2017.

He spent the first four weeks of the season on the practice squad. Signed to the active roster on Oct. 4, Halapio was in uniform but did not play in two games before finally making his debut on special teams against Seattle on Oct. 22.

After playing in four games on special teams – and one as a reserve guard – Halapio started each of the final six games at right guard, beginning with the Thanksgiving night loss in Washington. He helped the Giants rush for a season-high 260 yards in their season-ending victory against the Redskins.

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