Free-agent linebacker Boley will visit Giants

Falcons free-agent linebacker Michael Boley was at the Phoenix airport Friday, preparing to fly to New York for a visit with the Giants, reports NFL Network’s Adam Schefter. Boley would be an ideal Giants linebacker and the fact they’re bringing him in the first day indicates New York is serious about signing him.

Boley, who senior writer Steve Wyche reports will visit with the Giants Friday night and Saturday, was an emerging star and potential Pro Bowler during the 2007 season with the Falcons. However, he fell out of favor late last season in new coach Mike Smith’s scheme and was used primarily as a coverage linebacker over the final few games.

For most of his career, Boley started at strongside linebacker, but the rangy 238-pounder could best be suited to play weakside linebacker. Boley is considered one of the top outside linebacker prospects in free agency.

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