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.