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Chase Blackburn: An unlikely journey

Free-agent linebacker might be the longest long shot on this long shot Giants team

Updated: January 29, 2012, 7:45 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- He has the kind of personal story that happens to rank-and-file NFL players so often it's easy to overlook the toll they go through sight unseen. Their sagas make the agate type, not big headlines. But put yourself in linebacker Chase Blackburn's place for just a minute. Consider how the longest long shot on this long shot Giants team got back to the Super Bowl.

He's only 28 years old, and he has a wife and two infant sons back home. He was the Giants' ...

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