NY Giants’ Joe Judge has high praise for Nate Solder
NY Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder has stood out to the coaching staff, prior to getting injured during practice this week
NY Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder went down with an injury midway through Tuesday’s training camp practice, but he’s already grabbed the attention of the coaching staff this summer.
“Nate’s obviously had a pretty damn good camp for us,” Judge said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters.
Solder opted out of the 2020 season, in large part to protect his young high-risk son from COVID-19 during the peak of the pandemic, and has a legitimate chance to become the NY Giants’ swing tackle this summer.
"“We’re going to see where he is today,” Judge said. “See how he feels. It’s normal bumps and bruises from what we can tell, but he’s got to get looked at by the doctors to see where he’s at.”"
Wednesday night, the NY Giants are set to hold practice in front of fans for the first time during this training camp, at MetLife Stadium, but don’t expect to see No. 76 out on the field.
“We don’t want to do anything that puts a player at risk,” Judge says. “It’s our third day in a row, we’re evaluating a lot of guys based on loads, and we’ll decide based on individuals how we manage them tonight.”
During his most recent season, in 2019, Solder took some lumps, allowing 11 sacks and 56 total pressures. However, as the NY Giants’ offensive line has struggled with injuries and getting a handle on the defensive line during practice, there’s a major opportunity for Solder to build on his strong camp this season.
Matt Lombardo is FanSided’s National NFL Insider and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday. Email Matt: Matt.Lombardo@FanSided.com