The New York Giants were able to retain most of its defense in the offseason, but failed on one defensive lineman Thursday as the Indianapolis Colts signed defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins, the team announced.
Hankins and the Colts agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract, with $14.5 million guaranteed, the NFL Network reported. The New York Post reported that New York was offering Hankins a deal worth $28.5 million.
Hankins is definitely a boost for the Colts’ defensive line, which has been repaired with the likes of offseason acquisitions Barkevious Mingo, Jabaal Sheard and John Simon. Hankins had three sacks for the Giants last season along with a forced fumble in 16 games.