The Oakland Raiders have re-signed Matt Giordano to the team, and I think many fans will agree this was a very good move on the part of the Raiders. The 29-year-old was one of the bright spots on the team, and although he’s just spent a season in Oakland, he’s a veteran safety with a seven-year career in the NFL.
Giordano is another California native and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts in 2005, spending four years in Indy and helped the team to a victory in Super Bowl XLI against the Chicago Bears. He’s also spent time with the New Orleans Saints while head coach Dennis Allen was a part of that franchise in 2010, in addition to short stints with the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons.
Wearing the silver and black last season Giordano led the team with five interceptions and added 66 tackles and one sack. Over his career he’s had eight interceptions, 70 tackles and a sack. While he was a solid player before coming to the East Bay it seems that he really came alive once he came on to the field in Oakland.
We don’t know the financial details, but the odds are that the Raiders got a bargain in this signing. A New York Jets’ fan recently wrote that he’d like to have Giordano sign up to play with teammates Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez, calling him “strong, fast and cheap.”
Sorry New York, Giordano is sticking closer to home, at least for one more year. You lost out!
K.C. Dermody grew up in the Bay Area of California, and has been an Oakland Raiders fan for her entire life. She has continued her loyalty to the team through its many ups and downs over the decades, and has been privileged to meet several of her favorite players, including famed quarterback, Jim Plunkett. Follow her on Twitter @kcdermody or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kcdermodywriter.
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