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Short returns to Giants to join linebacking corps

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Linebacker Brandon Short is back with the New York Giants.

Short on Wednesday signed with the Giants, with whom he spent
his first four seasons in the NFL before going to the Carolina
Panthers for two years.

Terms were not disclosed.

"The Giants have always been a class organization and I'm happy
to be back and be a part of it," Short said. "I have great
memories of my time here. There's no place in the world like
New York as far as the fans, as far as the media, as far as
everything is concerned."

A fourth-round pick of the Giants in 2000, Short, 28, was a
reserve as a rookie on the 2000 Super Bowl team. He started the
next three years before signing with the Panthers before the
2004 season.

In 91 regular season games, including 61 starts, Short has
registered 350 tackles, 7½ sacks and two interceptions. The
Penn State product has played in 91 consecutive games, a run
that is notable for New York, which saw its linebacking corps
decimated by injuries in 2005.

"Brandon has played on winning teams his whole career, including
the New York Giants," general manager Ernie Accorsi said. "He's
a winner and a great teammate and it's terrific to have him
back."

After starting 15 of 16 regular-season games with Carolina last
season, Short was released on March 2.

The Panthers beat the Giants in the NFC wild-card round last
January.