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Clint Sintim | Linebacker

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 246
College: Virginia
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Ex-Giants LB Clint Sintim has decided to retire.
The No. 45 overall pick of the 2009 draft, Sintim hadn't appeared in a game since 2010 thanks to a series of serious knee injuries. He was waived before final cuts in Giants camp last summer. Sintim is still only 27 years old, but a comeback appears unlikely. He finishes his NFL career with 33 tackles in 24 games. Mon, May 6, 2013 11:12:00 AM

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Giants waived OLB Clint Sintim.

Sintim, the No. 45 overall pick in the 2009 draft, had his career crippled by knee injuries. He tore his right ACL in December of 2010 and then tore both his ACL and patella in the 2011 preseason. Even if Sintim stuck this season, he was expected to open the year on reserve/PUP. He ends up appearing in a mere 33 games for the Giants, mostly as a special teamer.
Thu, Aug 16, 2012 10:40:00 AM

Giants LB Clint Sintim (ACL, patellar tendon surgery) is not participating in OTAs.

Sintim's blown-out right knee isn't anywhere near full strength, and the former 45th overall pick in the draft has little roster security. "Physically, he's being handled by our training staff, so I can't really say where he's going to fit in right now," acknowledged defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.
Thu, May 31, 2012 11:14:00 AM

Giants SLB Clint Sintim (knee surgery, injured reserve) is unsure if he'll be ready for the start of training camp.

Sintim tore his right patellar tendon and ACL in the Giants' preseason finale. He tore the same ACL in December 2010. Under contract for a bargain $565,000 in 2012, Sintim should make the team if he's healthy.
Sat, Jan 21, 2012 01:01:00 PM

Giants placed SLB Clint Sintim on injured reserve with a torn right ACL and patellar tendon, ending his season.

It's a brutal injury. "I feel bad for Clint," said coach Tom Coughlin. The ACL tear is Sintim's second since last December, and he joins CB Terrell Thomas (ACL), CB Bruce Johnson (Achilles'), CB Brian Witherspoon (ACL), and rookie DT Marvin Austin (pectoral) on the season-ending list. The 45th pick in the 2009 draft, it's fair to wonder if Sintim's NFL career is through.
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 07:15:00 PM

Giants LB Clint Sintim is out for the season after tearing the patellar tendon "to start with" in his right knee.

The hits just keep coming for the snake-bitten Giants defense. "It's bad," said coach Tom Coughlin. The injury is to the same knee that required ACL surgery in December. The slow recoveries of Mark Clayton and Nate Allen don't bode well for Sintim's chances of making an impact in 2012. This looks like a career-threatening injury on top of last year's surgery.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 10:57:00 PM

Giants LB Clint Sintim was carted to the locker room Thursday night with a sprained right knee.

This had the look of a major injury, as the leg bent backward. It's the same knee Sintim had surgically repaired last year, and he went down in obvious pain. He had to be carried off the field, putting no weight on his leg. Sintim had been running as the backup to Mathias Kiwanuka at strong-side linebacker.
Thu, Sep 1, 2011 09:22:00 PM

Clint Sintim lined up as the first-team strong-side linebacker at the outset of Giants camp.

This was Keith Bulluck's position last year. Sintim is coming off ACL surgery, but the Giants are desperate to get production from their 2009 second-round pick. All that's behind him is 2010 sixth-rounder Adrian Tracy and practice squad type Kenny Ingram. If Sintim is anywhere close to healthy, the job should be his.
Wed, Aug 3, 2011 09:01:00 AM

Giants GM Jerry Reese challenged 2009 second-round OLB Clint Sintim (ACL surgery) to do some "growing up" this season.

Reese also suggested that injuries have held Sintim back, but he didn't tear his ACL until December. He was outplayed by Keith Bulluck in preseason and relegated to a special teams role for the first 13 games of the 2010 season. Even if he does "grow up," Sintim is facing an uphill battle for a starting job coming off the ACL tear.
Thu, Apr 21, 2011 02:28:00 PM

Giants placed LB Clint Sintim on injured reserve with a torn ACL, ending his season.

Sintim lost his starting strong-side linebacker job to Keith Bulluck, but had been a valuable member of the Giants' special teams. The 2009 second-rounder has been a disappointment so far and now faces an uncertain future.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 10:35:00 AM

Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that LB Clint Sintim tore his ACL Monday night and will miss the final three weeks.

He'll be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. The 2009 second-rounder turned himself into a core special teamer this year after losing his strong-side job to veteran Keith Bulluck. A defensive disappointment thus far, he's unlikely to earn a significant role in 2011.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 04:13:00 PM

Giants LB Clint Sintim has been told that he likely tore his right ACL during Monday's game.

Sintim will have an MRI Monday to be sure. The former 45th overall pick has played mostly on special teams this season, notching 13 tackles.
Tue, Dec 14, 2010 08:19:00 AM

Giants LB Clint Sintim left Monday night's game in the second quarter with a right knee injury.

Sintom could put next to no weight on the leg as he was carried off by trainers, so it looks like a potentially serious injury. The 45th overall pick in the 2009 draft, Sintim has been a disappointment so far in his career.
Mon, Dec 13, 2010 08:33:00 PM

Giants LB Clint Sintim has turned himself into a core special teams player after losing his starting job to LB Keith Bulluck

Sintim was in the process of transitioning from an outside linebacker in the 3-4 to the 4-3 when Bulluck was signed. Sintim serve as a backup throughout the season, and will be a deep IDP league sleeper if Bulluck misses any time.
Sun, Sep 12, 2010 09:16:00 AM

Clint Sintim is the Giants' starting strong-side linebacker, confirms beat writer Mike Garafolo.

It's hard to expect a lot out of Sintim, who barely played as a rookie last season. But the Giants are handing him the 2009 second-rounder the job and he must improve in pass coverage. Sintim is a more natural pass-rusher after playing in the 3-4 at Virginia.
Sun, Aug 1, 2010 08:52:00 AM

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