Although it won’t get the reaction the signing of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will, the New York Giants made another signing on Monday, re-signing linebacker Spencer Paysinger, according to Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News.
Giants LB Spencer Paysinger officially signed his $1.431 million RFA tender (which is now a one-year, $1.431 million contract). #NYG
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) March 17, 2014
Paysinger was a restricted free agent and agreed to sign his tender, so switching teams was not a likely scenario to begin with.
Paysinger went undrafted out of Oregon in 2011 and joined the Giants. He quickly proved his worth, earning playing time, mostly on special teams, as a rookie. He made 12 tackles and recovered a fumble in 15 games. A year later, he played in all 16 games and made 39 tackles, forced two fumbles and recovered one.
In 2013, Paysinger became a full time player. He played in all 16 games and made 74 tackles, including one sack, one fumble recovery and a pass defended.
Paysinger is the second linebacker the Giants have re-signed, joining long time Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Jon Beason, who agreed to a deal last week.