Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 1 month ago

The Giants and Brinkley have agreed to a one-year contract, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jettisoned from the Cowboys out of training camp 2015, Brinkley landed with the rival Giants just four days before the regular season opener at Dallas, but his first significant action didn't occur until Week 8. As the infirmary in New York continued to fill up, he took on a larger role and finished the year with third-most tackles (67) on the team. In addition to that mark, he tallied four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one sack. Upon his return to the Giants, he'll compete with offseason addition Keenan Robinson for reps at middle linebacker.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 5 months ago

Brinkley had 12 tackles and a sack Sunday against the Patriots.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Ever since taking over the middle linebacker role two weeks ago, Brinkley's been a force. He's worth a look in IDP leagues when the Giants face the Redskins in Week 12 after their bye.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 1 year ago

Brinkley will sign with the Cowboys, Todd Archer of ESPN reports.

Brinkley started in 11 games for the Vikings last season, registering 74 total tackles over the 16 games he played in. Even though free agency is still ongoing, Brinkley has a chance to start alongside Sean Lee if the Cowboys shift one of the two players to weakside linebacker.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 2 years ago

Brinkley had his first career sack and seven total tackles in Sunday's loss to Detroit.

Brinkley was sent on a blitz which has been rare in his career. Brinkley isn't usually used to rush the passer and typically doesn't stay on the field in nickel packages as he played about half the snaps on defense against he Lions.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 2 years ago

Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had 11 total tackles in Sunday's loss to New England.

Despite the high tackle totals, Brinkley was on the field for 38 snaps - about half the defensive plays - as he comes off the field during nickel and dime packages. His fantasy upside may be limited as a result.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 2 years ago

Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had five total tackles.

Brinkley was only on the field for 28 of 67 plays on offense as he came off the field during nickle and dime configurations. His fantasy upside is limited as a result.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 2 years ago

Brinkley has officially been named the starter at middle linebacker, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Even though he's the starter, Brinkley's upside for fantasy purposes may be limited as the middle linebacker will come out of the game during nickel and dime packages with Chad Greenway staying on the field.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 2 years ago

While Brinkley is listed first on the depth chart at middle linebacker, head coach Mike Zimmer may not officially announce a starter until later in the week, ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

The Minnesota middle linebacker role may not be great for fantasy purposes whoever wins the job, as the middle linebacker will come out of the game during nickel and dime packages with Chad Greenway staying on the field.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 2 years ago

Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had two tackles in Thursday's preseason win over Tennessee. He appears set to start at middle linebacker, but head coach Mike Zimmer hasn't made a final decision, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Audie Cole started the game at outside linebacker and later played middle linebacker, which shows he's likely a backup at multiple positions. It's also possible the two could share playing time, as Brinkley seems stronger in early downs against the run.

Jasper Brinkley LB NYG 2 years ago

Brinkley started at middle linebacker and had five total tackles in Saturday's preseason win over Arizona. However, the starting middle linebacker job is still a close battle between Brinkley and Audie Cole, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

It's also possible the two could share playing time with Brinkley seen stronger against the run and could be used on early downs. It sounds like the position battle won't be decided until late in the preseason.