Giants re-sign leading sacker Markus Golden

Former MU standout and New York Giants linebacker Markus Golden reacts during an NFL game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Dec. 9 in Philadelphia. The Giants improved their pass rush by re-signing Golden, the team announced Tuesday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants improved their pass rush by re-signing linebacker and former MU standout Markus Golden.

The Giants announced Tuesday the signing of their leader in sacks last season. Golden's contract is a one-year tender for $5.1 million.

Golden was a free agent in the offseason who went unsigned. The Giants placed an unrestricted free agent tender on him after the draft, and when he did not sign with another team by the first day of training camp, New York regained exclusive rights to his services for this season.

Golden had 10 sacks in 2019, more than twice the total of any other Giants defender. The 29-year-old is entering his sixth season.

The Giants removed one player but added another to the reserve/COVID-19 list. Wide receiver David Sills, who was added to the list a week ago, returned to the team. Second-year linebacker Josiah Tauaefa was placed on the list.

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