Cancer survivor Mark Herzlich signs with Giants

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Mark Herzlich, the Boston College linebacker who survived cancer, has signed with the New York Giants as a free agent.

Herzlich announced his decision Tuesday morning in a tweet.

"Decision is made," he tweeted, adding that he's happy to be a Giant and can't wait to get to New York.

Herzlich was chosen ACC defensive player of the year after his sophomore season. He was diagnosed with bone cancer and missed the 2009 season. He returned in 2010 for the Eagles and started all 13 games. He had 65 tackles, forced two fumbles and intercepted four passes.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin is a former Boston College coach.