Mark Herzlich, the former Boston College linebacker who survived bone cancer to continue his football career, signed this morning with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent.
Herzlich announced the news via Twitter.
The news that the popular Herzlich chose the Giants over the Baltimore Ravens and other suitors set off a euphoric reaction among Giants fans. SB Nation's BC Interruption, correctly, called the news "music to this Giants fans ears."
ESPN's Dan Graziano praised the signing.
"Got to like the move if you're a Giants fan. You know they need help at linebacker. You know Herzlich was, at one point, a universally feared athletic monster whose skills and controlled fury on the field would translate at any level. You don't know if he can ever get back to full strength and be that player again. But you do know that he's already kicked cancer's butt, and it's worth taking a chance on a guy who's showed what he showed pre-cancer and also the toughness and determination to beat it."