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Mark Herzlich | Linebacker | #44

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/1/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 236
College: Boston College
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Giants re-signed LB Mark Herzlich.
Herzlich missed all of 2017 with a stinger. He was a reserve in 2016. Mar 12 - 3:43 PM

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Giants placed LB Mark Herzlich (stinger) on injured reserve.

It's a season-ending injury. Herzlich saw time at H-back early in training camp in addition to backing up at linebacker, but didn't appear in any preseason games. Herzlich landing on IR locks Calvin Munson and J.T. Thomas into roster spots.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 02:39:00 PM

Giants LB Mark Herzlich has been asked to learn to play tight end.

"It's exciting," said Herzlich. "A lot of times I'm playing scout-team tight end the last couple of years just because we were low in numbers and I was able to show I could be versatile in that aspect. The more I can learn, the better." According to fellow LB Keenan Robinson, Herzlich is already one of the best blockers at the position and runs crisp routes. The G-Men have been desperate for an in-line blocker at the position.
Wed, May 10, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Giants re-signed LB Mark Herzlich.

Herzlich primarily plays special teams for the G-Men.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 05:16:00 PM

Giants re-signed LB Mark Herzlich to a two-year contract.

Herzlich entered last season as a backup, but was forced to start eight games on the strong side after multiple injuries to Giants linebackers. The G-Men are loading up on linebackers now, meaning Herzlich will have to compete for a job.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 11:10:00 AM

Giants re-signed LB Mark Herzlich to a one-year, $1 million contract.

A former UDFA out of Boston College, Herzlich opened last season playing significant snaps at middle and strong-side linebacker, but was eventually weeded out in favor of more skilled players. He did rack up ten special teams tackles, which is really where 26-year-old Herzlich's strength lies in the NFL.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Mark Herzlich will take over as the Giants' starting middle linebacker.

Herzlich lost the job to Dan Connor during the preseason, but Conner has since landed on I.R. The Giants don't use their middle linebacker as an every-down player, severely capping Herzlich's IDP upside. For instance, Herzlich may only play 30 percent of the snaps in Sunday's game against three-receiver heavy Denver. WLB Spencer Paysinger will be New York's defensive playcaller.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 04:21:00 PM

The Giants released their first unofficial depth chart Thursday, and listed Mark Herzlich (MLB), Keith Rivers (SLB), and Spencer Paysinger (WLB) as starters.

The Giants are holding a deep, open competition at linebacker in camp -- including Dan Connor, Aaron Curry, and Jacquian Williams -- but the trio of Herzlich, Paysinger, and Rivers is expected to open the season as starters. None of the three have a ton of IDP value because they'll be rotated too often.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 01:35:00 PM

Mark Herzlich will open training camp as the Giants' starting middle linebacker.

Herzlich lined up with the first-team defense during OTAs and minicamp. "He has been very commanding," DC Perry Fewell said. "He’s taken a leadership role out there and I think he has some respect from his teammates. Obviously, we want to find out what happens when the pads come on."
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 11:50:00 AM

Mark Herzlich has continued to work as the Giants' first-team middle linebacker at OTAs.

It's unclear whether the Giants have designs on using Herzlich in sub-packages, but he could offer quite a bit of IDP upside if they do. He's likely competing for that role. The other tentative Giants starters are Keith Rivers (strong side) and Jacquian Williams (weak side), with Spencer Paysinger competing.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Giants LB Mark Herzlich lined up as the first-team middle linebacker at OTAs Wednesday.

Herzlich and Dan Connor are competing for the job. Either one would be an upgrade on departed Chase Blackburn. During Wednesday's practice, Herzlich was flanked by Spencer Paysinger and Keith Rivers at outside 'backer.
Wed, May 22, 2013 11:37:00 AM

ESPN New York expects Mark Herzlich and Dan Connor to compete for the Giants' starting middle linebacker job.

An early-round draft pick could also enter the mix. The Giants finished No. 25 against the run last season, and Herzlich or Connor would be an upgrade over since-departed Chase Blackburn. Connor graded out positively in run defense as the Panthers' starting MIKE 'backer in 2011, per Pro Football Focus.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Mark Herzlich is expected to start at middle linebacker in Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Normal starter Chase Blackburn is battling a hamstring injury. It's another chance for Herzlich, who started two games last season but lost his job after he sustained a high-ankle sprain. The inspirational cancer survivor has never recorded more than four tackles in an NFL game.
Source: USA Today
Wed, Oct 31, 2012 08:13:00 AM

Mark Herzlich expects to compete for the Giants' starting middle linebacker job this year.

Herzlich started two games in the middle before an ankle injured ended his season in Week 12. The Giants have since re-signed Chase Blackburn and have also talked about moving Michael Boley to the middle. The odds are now stacked against Herzlich emerging as the starter.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 11:26:00 AM

Giants LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) returned to the practice field Wednesday for the first time since late November.

The special teamer suffered a severely sprained ankle while filling in for Michael Boley on Nov. 28.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 12:31:00 PM

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DE1Dalvin Tomlinson
2Romeo Okwara
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4Jordan Williams
5RJ McIntosh
NT1Damon Harrison
2B.J. Hill
3Robert Thomas
4A.J. Francis
ILB1Alec Ogletree
2B.J. Goodson
3Ray-Ray Armstrong
4Mark Herzlich
5Calvin Munson
OLB1Olivier Vernon
2Kareem Martin
3Lorenzo Carter
4Kerry Wynn
5Avery Moss
CB1Janoris Jenkins
2Eli Apple
3William Gay
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FS1Darian Thompson
2Michael Thomas
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SS1Landon Collins
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3Orion Stewart
P1Riley Dixon