Mon 3 Mar 2008
Well, they got Gibril Wilson’s replacement and for a fraction of the cost.
Adding him takes some of the sting out of losing safety Gibril Wilson, who signed a $39-million deal over six years with the Raiders. Knight will compete with James Butler and Michael Johnson for one of the Giants’ safety spots.
“We were attracted to how smart he plays and how productive and physical he plays,” general manager Jerry Reese said. “We think he will thrive in our defensive schemes. He brings a lot of leadership to the team, especially to the secondary, and he is a real pro.”
Said coach Tom Coughlin: “Sammy Knight is a durable, physical player with 42 career interceptions. He comes to the line of scrimmage extremely well. He’s a smart player who gets everybody lined up. He played in Kansas City for [secondary coach] Peter Giunta, so we know all about the quality of the man. We feel like with his love of the game and his attitude about the idea of team that he’ll be a real nice fit for us.”