The New York Giants made a pair of moves on Friday, signing guard Zac Kerin and waiving rookie, Ethan Cooper. General manager Dave Gettleman has made it a priority to rebuild the offensive line with quality talent and depth. Clearly, he lacked the confidence in Cooper to keep him on the roster.
Kerin on the other hand has played in 14 regular-season games with a single start. Bringing on a lineman with past experience was clearly the priority for Gettleman. Kerin has also played in one post-season games; adding a player that has experience on a winning team has been the mantra for the Giants this offseason, as they continue to add players from successful organizations that know how to reach the playoffs and more.
The fourth-year lineman is 6-foot-4 and 305-pounds. Kerin played with the Minnesota Vikings up until 2016 when he was picked up by the Detroit Lions in which he played in one game.
What does Kerin offer to the New York Giants?
Despite the fact that the Giants have addressed the offensive line in a big way this offseason, you can never have enough depth on the team. It’s unlikely that Kerin plays in any games, but he could end up filling a role in case of injury.
The Giants recently drafted Will Hernandez and signed Patrick Omameh to start at left and right guard respectively.