Giants LB Markus Golden Officially Signs UFA Tender

According to Ian Rapoport, Giants OLB Markus Golden has officially signed his unrestricted free agent tender. 

Markus Golden

Rapoport says the deal is worth about $5.1 million, with a $4.125 million base salary as a 110 percent increase from his deal last year and a $1 million incentive.

After notching double-digit sacks on a prove-it deal, Golden’s market never materialized like he hoped this offseason, so he’s back for a second season in New York. 

New York also added LB Josiah Tauaefa to the COVID-19 list and activated WR David Sills from the list, per Jordan Raanan.

Golden, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year rookie contract and signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Giants after testing the free agent market for the first time in his NFL career. 

In 2019, Golden appeared in all 16 games for the Giants and recorded 72 total tackles, 10 sacks, one fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and no pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 84 edge rusher out of 108 qualifying players.

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