Giants middle linebacker is a haunted position


We have found the most cursed roster spot in the NFL.

(Please stifle your "53-way tie on the Browns" joke ...)

The correct answer is middle linebacker for the New York Giants, a position of relentless turnover during this decade. Jasper Brinkley, New York's "mike" at the close of last season, was released over the weekend, ensuring the Giants would start someone new at the position for the seventh consecutive season.

Brinkley joins a club that includes fellow one-year wonders Uani 'Unga (2015), Jon Beason (2014), Mark Herzlich (2013), Chase Blackburn (2012), Greg Jones (2011) and Jon Goff (2010). Of the six previous opening day starters, five are no longer in the NFL, according to Newsday.

Kelvin Sheppard and Keenan Robinson, two free-agent pickups in the offseason, are considered the favorites for the job as the Giants prepare to open the season against the Cowboys.

Our advice to both men: Rent, don't buy.