Giants Agree to Terms with Safety Antoine Bethea

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The Giants added 14-year veteran safety Antoine Bethea to their team.

After waiting out the free agency market and the soaring high prices for talent, the Giants have finally stuck their toe into the action by agreeing to terms with 14-year safety Antoine Bethea, a source confirmed.

Bethea's contract is reportedly a two-year deal, according to Reggie Wayne, who was first with the report.

Bethea, who will turn 35 in July, can play both free safety and strong safety. Bethea was originally a sixth-round draft pick of the Indianapolis Colts in 2006, with whom he played until 2013.

Bethea, 5-11, 205 pounds, then spent three seasons with the 49ers before jumping over to the Cardinals in 2017, where he spent one season under then defensive coordinator James Bettcher, now the Giants defensive coordinator.

Bethea, who has been a mostly durable player—he missed one game during his two year stint with the Cardinals; 9 games during his time with the 49ers and 7 games with the Colts—has 1,224 career tackles, including 121 recorded last year with Arizona. He also has 9.5 sacks, 74 passes defensed, 24 interceptions and 9 forced fumbles.

The Giants are set to lose strong safety Landon Collins to Washington on a six-year deal that was reached Monday. The team is also believed to be looking to move on from free safety Curtis Riley, an unrestricted free agent.

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