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Oakland Raiders Re-Sign Safety Matt Giordano

The Oakland Raiders announced the re-signing of safety Matt Giordano on Monday evening.

The 5-11, 210-pound California alum racked up a career-high in starts (nine), tackles (70), passes defensed (five), interceptions (five), sacks (1.0) and forced fumbles (one) last season.

A former fourth-round selection by theIndianapolis Colts in the 2005 NFL Draft, Giordano registered 80 tackles in 55 appearances (six starts) in four seasons in Indianapolis, which included winning a Super Bowl in 2006.

He took his talents to Green Bay in 2009 and New Orleans the following season.  As Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com points out, “if he’d flipped those two assignments, he’d have two more rings.”

Giordano’s experience in Indianapolis could come in handy when the Raiders clash with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning twice a year.

Also having spent time with current Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie in Green Bay, along with Dennis Allen in New Orleans when Allen served as a defensive backs coach in 2010 only helps his chances in the upcoming competition for a starting position at safety for the 2012 regular season.

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One Response to “Oakland Raiders Re-Sign Safety Matt Giordano”

  1. John R. LoRe, Ph.D. says:

    Say what you want about Matt Giordano, he is the kind of guy that we are talking about when we use the word “intangibles.” Welcome back, Matt!

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