The Pro Bowl safety Antrel Rolle will be in the New York Giants jersey for the 2010 season as he has signed a five-year, $37 million contract with the Giants on the first day of free agency, one day after he was released by the Arizona Cardinals, also made an offer to retain the safety but was refused.
“I’m ecstatic,” the 27-year-old Rolle said. “Words can’t really express how I feel now. I had five great years with the Cardinals organization. But I felt it was time for a change. The Giants are a first-class organization all the way. There are great opportunities for me, and I am excited to be working with the players I’ll be working with. I think the sky’s going to be the limit as to what we can do.”
Spending all of his first five seasons only with the Cardinals, Rolle has played in 68 regular season games with 59 starts with career totals of 337 tackles, 12 interceptions, 36 passes defended, three forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks. He has also returned four interceptions for touchdowns. His joining filled in time the Giants’ hole at the position after Kenny Phillips was placed on IR with a serious knee injury early last season.