2 years ago

Brinkley is in the conversation for starting MLB for the Giants, Ralph Vacchiano of Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brinkley is entering his seventh NFL season and second with the Giants. New York has sought to upgrade at the MLB position, signing Keenan Robinson, who is the frontrunner for the starting role, in free agency. Despite competition at the position, the team was not unhappy with Brinkley's production last year (67 tackles, four forced fumbles, one sack), and he could see an increase in playing time if he shows improvement during his second campaign in the Giants' defensive system. An advantage he does have over Robinson is that Brinkley's missed just two games in his six years, as opposed to Robinson's 28 games missed in four seasons. Brinkley will be competing against Robinson, BJ Goodson, and Kelvin Sheppard for the starting spot.