NFL Free Agency

Packers land ex-Giants safety Xavier McKinney on 4-year deal, reports say

The reported deal will make McKinney one of the NFL's highest-paid safeties.

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The Green Bay Packers reportedly have made another splash in the opening hours of NFL free agency.

Ex-New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney will sign a four-year, $68 million deal with Green Bay, according to multiple reports on Monday.

Earlier Monday, the Packers reportedly reached a free-agent pact with former Las Vegas Raiders star running back Josh Jacobs.

McKinney, who turns 25 in August, was left as the top available safety in free agency after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise-tagged Antoine Winfield Jr. His reported deal with Green Bay will make him the NFL's fifth-highest paid safety in terms of average annual salary at $17 million, according to Spotrac.

A second-round pick in 2020, McKinney spent the first four seasons of his career with the Giants. He was a starter for 46 of his 49 total appearances, racking up nine interceptions, 27 passes defended and 279 total tackles.

In 17 games last season, McKinney recorded career highs in passes defended (11) and total tackles (116) while hauling in three interceptions.

Meanwhile, the Giants have now lost their two top free agents after running back Saquon Barkley reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the rival Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

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