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Giants are re-signing Jihad Ward

by Dan Benton

In news that will come as little surprise, the New York Giants are expected to re-sign defensive lineman Jihad Ward to a one-year deal.

ESPN Jordan Raanan was the first to report the transaction, although Ward himself had previously implied a deal was coming.

The outspoken and often very loud Ward was a favorite among his teammates in 2022. He has also long been a favorite of defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.

“He’s a physical, tough guy that is the character of what you’re looking for as a defensive player,” Martindale told reporters last season. “He sets the pace, especially in the run game on setting the edges, and he (takes) it personal … and that’s what has made him who he is. And wherever I’m at, I hope I have Jihad Ward with me.”

Uncle Wink, as Ward calls him, got his wish.

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