Source: Giants add Bethea after losing Collins
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Bethea has a familiarity with Giants defensive coordinator James Bettcher’s defense from their time together with the Arizona Cardinals. The Giants will lose safety Landon Collins in free agency after he agreed to a six-year, $84 million contract with the Washington Redskins, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
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The 34-year-old Bethea was released by the Cardinals on March 8 after two seasons with the team. He started 16 games for Arizona last season and set a career high with three sacks. He also had four passes defensed, a forced fumble and 121 tackles. In 2017, he notched a career-best five interceptions for the Cardinals.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Bethea has 24 interceptions, 75 passes defensed, nine forced fumbles, 9.5 sacks and