Super Bowl Champs Making Super Smart Moves: Acquire LB Keith Rivers For Fifth Round Pick

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The New York Giants, your 2011-12 Super Bowl Champions, hope that their team can be even deeper than what it was last year, when they hoisted the Lombardi trophy.

Most recently, the Giants signed cornerback Antwaun Molden who last played with the New England Patriots. Molden will replace Aaron Ross who bolted for Jacksonville, but many forget that corner Terrell Thomas is returning from his ACL injury. Giants adding depth, done.

In a move today, the Giants officially sent a fifth-round pick to the Cincinnati Bengals for linebacker Keith Rivers. Rivers, who has missed 29 games in four season due to injuries, hopes to make a career statement in his new colors.

The Giants bring in Rivers who can learn from veterans Michael Boley and Mathias Kiwanuka but Rivers can also adapt and adjust with last year’s surprising rookie, Jacquain Williams.

Whether or not Keith Rivers has the potential he once had when he came out of USC, will be a story to unfold. More importantly if Keith Rivers wants to revive his career, he will have to do so under the bright lights of a big city, a city that has overcome odds twice, to win the Super Bowl in the last six years.

If he’s capable of making a statement with his new team, not only will Keith Rivers look like a whole new player, but his new team, will look a whole lot smarter.

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