New York Giants to sign veteran WR Brandon Stokley
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A person familiar with the deal says the New York Giants have agreed to terms with free agent receiver Brandon Stokley.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Stokley had not signed the contract.
The Giants lost veteran Steve Smith to free agency and their interest in getting another veteran increased this week after Hakeem Nicks bruised his left knee in the season-opening loss to the Washington Redskins.
Nicks believes he will play Monday night against the St. Louis Rams but Stokley gives the Giants a little insurance.
The 35-year-old Stokley had 31 catches for 354 yards last season with the Seattle Seahawks. He has played 12 NFL seasons with Baltimore, Indianapolis and Denver, winning Super Bowls with Baltimore and Indianapolis. He caught a touchdown pass in the Ravens' win over the Giants in Super Bowl XXXV.
Stokley had agreed to a one-year deal with Washington in the offseason, but he backed out after the Redskins acquired Jabar Gaffney in a trade with Denver.