ESPN's John Clayton is reporting that LaVar Arrington has reached an agreement in principle to sign a 7-year deal with the New York Giants. The deal gives the Giants a quarterback-killing triumverate of Michael Strahan, Osi Uemenyiora, and now, LaVar Arrington. It also leaves him in the same division as his former employer, the Washington Redskins, and 'Skins QB Mark Brunell might want to take this weekend to make sure his life insurance is in order.
And I know what you're wondering: How does this affect Brett Favre? Favre called a press conference to discuss the deal, and said that he was pleased with the way that the Giants were treating LaVar Arrington. He also noted that he hadn't made up his own mind yet about next season, but he did say that tractors were awesome.
Okay, none of that happened. But Clayton also reports that the Packers made a strong, last-minute, Favre-pleasing push to sign Arrington, but came up short. For those of you scoring at home, the list of outside free agents that the Packers have signed this off-season looks like this: NT Ryan Pickett, S Marquand Manuel, LB Ben Taylor, LB Tracy White, and WR Marc Boerigter. That should make for a huge improvement over last year; the Packers could get to 5 or 6 wins. I don't know what Brett Favre is waiting for.