New York Giants Bolster Offensive Line By Signing CFL Star Brett Jones


According to multiple reports CFL star offensive lineman, Brett Jones, is going to sign with the New York Giants. The Giants decided to dip into the CFL’s talent pool in a move that would seem somewhat desperate. However, this may have been one of the smartest move the Giants have made thus far, aside from drafting Odell Beckham.

Jones was an all-star in the CFL. He is only 23 years old and was voted the top offensive lineman of the 2014 season. He played center for the Calgary Stampeders during his time in Canada. His timing to take a chance playing in the NFL could not be more perfect for the Giants.

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Weston Richburg, the Giants 2014 second round pick, was originally supposed to play center this year. He struggled all season long and was even benched at one point. Rookies always get the benefit of the doubt, but it doesn’t seem like Richburg was the greatest of picks.

The Giants signed free agent J.D. Walton last offseason, who had a lengthy injury history and also did not preform well at center. Jones is going to provide a lot of competition for these two.

Many argue that the CFL is less difficult than the NFL and the Jones’ talent could be a mirage. Even if that is the case, Jones provides much needed depth and youth at a position the Giants are weak in. This situation is really hard to judge, but Jones can’t be all that bad because he drew interest from multiple NFL teams before agreeing to a deal to be brought in by the Giants.

The Giants tend to have a knack on finding very talented undrafted free agents, also known as Victor Cruz. Jones may be the diamond in the rough the Giants so desperately need for their depleted offensive line. It will be very interesting to see how he does once he enters the NFL.

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