As we reported earlier, rumors began to run rampant that the New York Giants were interested in trading for linebacker, Keith Rivers. The rumor really began to gain momentum as the day went on and now it seems that a deal is in place. According to Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News, the former first round pick has been traded to the Giants for their 2012 fifth round pick. Nothing has been confirmed by either club at this point, though NFL insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed the report.
@TheBlueScreen Ralph VacchianoI'm told the Giants will be giving the Bengals their 5th-round pick in the 2012 draft for LB Keith Rivers. #NYG 16 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto
Mike Garafolo of The Star/Ledger has also chimed in on the report and is surprised at how fast things have moved.
@MikeGarafolo Mike GarafoloConfirming @TheBlueScreen's report: Giants sending a 5th round pick to Cincy in the Rivers deal....