Giants add Bernard to defense

Updated: March 1, 2009, 8:38 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

A day after signing Atlanta Falcons linebacker Mike Boley to a five-year, $25 million contract, the New York Giants added a playmaker to their defensive line Saturday by reaching an agreement with Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Rocky Bernard.

Bernard signed what is believed to be a four-year, $16 million deal on Saturday night. Bernard, 29, had 29 sacks during his seven-year Seahawks career.

Bernard had his best season in 2005, when the Seahawks played in the Super Bowl. ...

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