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                        === Giants release LB Boley ===
 
 East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - The New York Giants released linebacker
 Michael Boley on Tuesday.
 
 Boley  played in  all 16 games (11  starts) for New York in 2012, recording 92
 tackles and three interceptions.
 
 The 30-year-old Boley joined the Giants as a free agent in 2009 after spending
 his  first four NFL  seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. In 57 games (50 starts)
 with the Giants, Boley had 355 tackles, 3 1/2 sacks and three interceptions.
 
 "Michael  Boley  was brought here  as a fast, athletic, versatile linebacker,"
 Giants  coach  Tom Coughlin  said. "We  recognized his  special skills were in
 coverage.  He's a  smart player  who made  some big  plays for  us. He  was an
 integral  part  of our  Super  Bowl  XLVI  championship team.  Michael  played
 outstanding football down the stretch for us that season."
 
 In  121 career  games (102 starts) with  the Falcons and Giants, Boley has 685
 tackles, 9 1/2 sacks and eight interceptions.
 
 "Michael  came in  and learned our defense quickly and he added speed, coupled
 with  big  play ability, to our  defensive unit," Giants general manager Jerry
 Reese  said.  "He also played  an important role in  helping us win Super Bowl
 XLVI. I wish him well as he moves forward in his career."
 
 
 
 02/05 18:02:30 ET