Reports: Giants, S Antoine Bethea Agree To 2-Year Deal

March 12, 2019 - 3:58 pm


After sitting out the initial wave of free agent signings, the Giants have finally gotten on the board.

New York has agreed to a two-year deal with veteran safety Antoine Bethea, according to multiple reports.

Bethea had a solid year in 2018, racking up 121 total tackles, four passes defended, three sacks and a forced fumble in 16 games with the Arizona Cardinals.

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The 34-year-old safety enjoyed one of his strongest seasons under defensive coordinator James Bettcher in 2017, a campaign in which he recorded a career-high five interceptions to go with one sack, one forced fumble and nine passes defended. Bethea finished as a top 10 safety that year, according to Pro Football Focus.

Antoine Bethea in a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
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The veteran has spent time at both strong safety and free safety throughout his career, picking up 9.5 sacks, 9 forced fumbles and 24 interceptions over his 13 seasons in the league.

The agreement was originally reported by former NFL wide receiver Reggie Wayne, who served as a teammate of Bethea's with the Colts.