The New York Giants have re-signed veteran linebacker Nate Stupar, who appeared in all 16 games for them in 2018.
Big Blue has re-signed another one of their guys from last season.
Stupar appeared in all 16 games for the Giants this past season. Playing the majority of his time on the field at special teams, Stupar racked up 14 combined tackles on the year.
— New York Giants (@Giants) March 20, 2019
The terms of the deal are currently unclear. The worth of the contract is also unknown at this time.
Stupar signed with the Giants last September before the start of the regular season. Prior to that, he was released by the New Orleans Saints.
At 31-years old, Stupar has been in the NFL since the 2012 season. He was selected in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Penn State by the Oakland Raiders. Stupar signed to their practice squad, however, never played a regular game for the Raiders.
Stupar thus has played for numerous teams since then. He spent time with the San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2013, the Atlanta Falcons from 2014-2015, and then the Saints from 2016-2017. Now, he’ll be returning to Big Blue for his second season with the team. He as 133 combined career tackles in 79 career games.
Stupar most likely will return as a special teams guy in 2019, however, could see some time at the linebacker position. He’ll be working in the mix with Giants linebackers Lorenzo Carter, Alec Ogletree, B.J. Goodson and Kareem Martin. Stupar may not become a starter, but who knows what defensive coordinator James Bettcher will have up his sleeve as far as this pass-rushing depth is concerned.
Props to Stupar and the Giants for getting this deal done. Hopefully, it proves beneficial for Big Blue this upcoming season.