"He's a veteran defensive tackle with skins on the wall," Giants general manager Jerry Reese said of Bernard. "He plays hard, he's stout against the run and he has to be accounted for as a pass rusher."
"I'm really, really excited to be coming to the Giants," Bernard said. "I wanted to go to a team that has had a lot of success and has a really good defense. That's what the Giants have. It feels good to be part of a great organization. They're a good football team."
Bernard, entering his eighth NFL season, started 55 of 103 regular-season games with Seattle, which went 4-12 last season. Bernard has 282 tackles, 29 sacks and seven fumble recoveries in his career.
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