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Giants agree to terms with LB Kyler Fackrell 


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants have agreed to contract terms with free agent outside linebacker Kyler Fackrell, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The agreement, contingent on Fackrell passing his physical, cannot be made official until free agency begins at 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Fackrell is the second former Green Bay Packers linebacker, third defensive player and fourth free agent to reportedly agree to terms with the Giants in the last two days. He joins middle linebacker Blake Martinez, cornerback James Bradberry and tight end Levine Toilolo.

Fackrell, 28, and Martinez worked with new defensive coordinator Patrick Graham when he was Green Bay's inside linebackers coach and defensive run game coordinator in 2018.

A 6-5, 245-pounder, Fackrell played in 61 regular-season games with nine starts and played in five postseason games in his four years with the Packers. His career totals include 114 tackles (80 solo), 17.5 sacks, 20 tackles for loss, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.

In 2019, Fackrell played as a reserve in each of Green Bay's 18 games, including two in the postseason. He posted 19 tackles (11 solo), 1.0 sack, two tackles for loss and four special teams tackles (two solo). Fackrell has a season-high three tackles (two solo), including a half-sack in a Monday night victory vs. Detroit on Oct. 14. He has two tackles, one of them an eight-yard sack, in Green Bay's loss in San Francisco in the NFC Championship Game.

Fackrell's most productive season was in 2018, when he played in all 16 games with seven starts. He led the Packers with 10.5 sacks while contributing a career-high 57 tackles (32 solo). Fackrell had a career-best 3.0 sacks vs. Buffalo on Sept. 30 and at Seattle on Nov. 15. He joined Pittsburgh's T.J. Watt and Rams' all-pro tackle Aaron Donald as the only NFL Players with two three-sack games during the 2018 season.

In 2017, Fackrell played in 16 games with two starts and posted 34 tackles (23 solo), six tackles for a loss, 3.0 sacks, one fumble recovery and three special teams tackles. As a rookie in 2016, he played in 13 games and had nine solo tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and was second on the team with nine special teams tackles. Fackrell also played in three postseason games.

The Packers selected Fackrell on the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 88th overall, from Utah State, where he arrived as a walk-on but started all 41 games in which he played. He registered 253 tackles (104 solo), 36 tackles for loss, 12 sacks, four interceptions (including one he returned for a touchdown), eight passes defensed, five forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. He was one of just 15 players in school history to earn first-team or second-team all-conference recognition three times during his career (2012-13, 2015).

A native of Logan, Utah, Fackrell earned his degree in business administration in the fall of 2015.

View photos of linebacker Kyler Fackrell.


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