One of the biggest questions entering mandatory mini-camp revolves around the depth at the offensive tackle position for the New York Giants. While Nate Solder is a sure-fire starter, there isn’t much talent behind him, and Ereck Flowers will be battling for the right tackle spot with Chad Wheeler.
To add some size and competition to the line, the Giants signed former Notre Dame defensive lineman, Jarron Jones. Standing at 6-foot-6 and weighing in at 320-pounds is Jones, who was originally signed by Big Blue in 2017. He played in all four pre-season games before being waived ahead of the start of the regular season.
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He spent his ’17 season with the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys, and was eventually waived by the Cowgirls on May 21. While he was only a practice squad player for his first official year as a professional, it’s possible he carried over some developed abilities that will help him earn a spot on the roster.
During Jones’s tenure with the Fighting Irish, he posted 122 tackles, 20 tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. His stats aren’t eye popping but his size surely is. The Giants will look to mold him into a transitioned tackle, who can hopefully provide some sort of support in case of injury.
Who do the New York Giants have in reserve?
New York currently hold Tyler Howell, Solder, Flowers, and Wheeler as signed tackles, making the position a significant weak spot on the team. Expect to see several late off-season signings to bolster the unit. Hopefully, several quality veterans slip through the cracks.