Former Alabama Linebacker Ryan Anderson Inks deal with Giants
The New York Giants are signing former Alabama standout outside linebacker Ryan Anderson, according to several national media outlets.
Anderson’s new deal in New York will be a 1-year deal worth $1.27 million in total, including his signing bonus.
The former second-round pick spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Washington Football Team where he saw significant playing time, racking up 86 total tackles with six sacks and seven tackles for a loss.
With his change from a different team in the same NFC East division, Anderson will have the opportunity to play his former team twice a year for as long as he is in New York. He joins linebacker Reggie Ragland, long snapper Carson Tinker, and safety Xavier McKinney as other former Alabama players now on the Giants roster.
The Daphne, Alabama native played with the Crimson Tide from 2013-16. During his time in Tuscaloosa, Anderson was a part of several famous plays in Alabama football history.
Most notably, Anderson helped seal a 19-14 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers in 2015 when he strip-sacked Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs with 1:24 left in the game. He also recorded a pick-six against the Washington Huskies during Alabama’s 2016 CFP Semifinal Peach Bowl win.
Anderson saw action in 44 games in his Alabama career, playing a key defensive role during Alabama’s 2015 national title team and 2016 semifinal team. All in all, he tallied 128 tackles, 39.5 tackles for a loss, and 19 sacks, tied for ninth all-time in program history, with the Crimson Tide.