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The Giants signed veteran offensive lineman Mike Remmers to sure-up the right tackle position this offseason, but he’s an average alternative at best. His inconsistencies and deficiencies throughout his career have been apparent, but he’s the best the Giants could manage with their minimal cap-space.
General manager Dave Gettleman also traded for a top-5 guard in the NFL, Kevin Zeitler. His influence will be significant on the line, but he might have to supplement the lack of quality at right tackle in Remmers. That’s where Dolphins young tackle Laremy Tunsil comes into the picture — a player the Giants were interested in before the 2016 NFL Draft. Big Blue elected to take cornerback Eli Apple instead, and we all know what happened with him.
Sources from Laremy Tunsil's team have confirmed with our own @TonyPauline that he has been dangled around the league as trade bait.
This is in line with what we reported last night – the Miami #Dolphins are shopping a number of veterans on their roster, which includes Tunsil.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) August 24, 2019
Tunsil dropped on the draft board due to a video of him smoking a bong through a gas-mask… undoubtedly reasonable. However, he has been extremely productive in the NFL and has significant value in a potential trade.
As for the rumors of the Giants being interested, it’s all a hoax, and Gettleman wouldn’t strike a deal for him even if he were available. He would command a first-round pick, and the Giants are certainly not willing to give up that much value at this point in the rebuild.
Remmers will have to do for now, but the right side of the line could see some struggled throughout the regular season.
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