Bengals Send Keith Rivers To Giants For 5th Round Pick

The Bengals and Giants have struck a deal. Cincinnati is sending LB Keith Rivers to New York in exchange for a fifth round pick.

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Keith Rivers Traded To Giants For 5th Round Pick

Keith Rivers has been traded from the Cincinnati Bengals to the New York Giants in exchange for a 5th round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. The trade had been rumored throughout the day Wednesday and apparently came to fruition sometime in the afternoon. Terms of the deal have not been finalized but it appears that Rivers won't immediately be signed to a contract extension, making him an unrestricted free agent following the 2012 season.

The Bengals picked up Manny Lawson and Thomas Howard in the off season, making Rivers expendable for the right price. Rivers was the No. 9 overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. He has 186 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble in three seasons with Cincinnati.

Rivers spent the past season on the sidelines with a wrist injury, and has yet to play a full 16-game slate. The Giants were looking to upgrade their speed and playmaking in the linebacking corps, however, and by all accounts Rivers fits the bill.

For more on the potential trade, visit SB Nation's Giants blog, Big Blue View, and SB Nation New York. And for a Bengals perspective, check out Cincy Jungle.

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Keith Rivers Trade To Giants Is 'Going To Happen', According To Report

The New York Giants are on the verge of making a trade with the Cincinnati Bengals. What started out as a rumor appears to be becoming true. The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Bengals are expected to trade LB Keith Rivers to the Giants.

The Giants are finalizing details on a trade with the Bengals for linebacker Keith Rivers, according to someone informed of the progress of talks. The person requested anonymity because final details are still being worked out.

"It's going to happen," the person wrote in an email.

The Bengals brought in Manny Lawson and Thomas Howard this offseason, meaning Rivers' spot on the roster wasn't necessarily safe. The compensation isn't yet clear, but the Bengals don't have a major need for Rivers on the roster so it's probably not much more than a mid-round draft pick. It's not exactly clear where Rivers will play. He's been on the outside in his career but the Giants could move him inside with their current personnel.

For more on the potential trade, visit SB Nation's Giants blog, Big Blue View, and SB Nation New York. And for a Bengals perspective, check out Cincy Jungle.

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Bengals, Giants Reportedly Talking Keith Rivers Trade

The Cincinnati Bengals could be working on a deal to send Keith Rivers to the New York Giants. The linebacker is a former Bengals first-round selection.

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