LT Nate Solder
Solder opted out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns, and in hopes of protecting his son, a cancer patient, from the disease. The 32-year-old deserves all the credit in the world for putting his family first over football.
It is entirely possible that Solder will retire, but even if he doesn’t, the Giants would be wise to look in a different direction for a tackle opposite Andrew Thomas.
Solder has been a disappointment since signing with the Giants in 2018, allowing 18 sacks and 89 total pressures over those two seasons.
If the Giants release Solder post-June 1, the organization would absorb a $6.5 million dead money hit but free up $9.9 million in cap savings, which seems like the right move, given Solder’s declining production, $16.4 million cap number in 2021, and holes that need to be filled across the roster.
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