NY Giants rumors: 5 free agents who could fix offensive line woes
The NY Giants signed former Titans undrafted free agent Cole Banwart to the practice squad, but might not be done addressing the roster’s most glaring weakness
The NY Giants’ offensive line is in crisis mode.
After losing center, and captain Nick Gates to a gruesome season-ending fractured leg, and Billy Price’s uninspiring performance in his Giants debut, New York simply cannot continue trotting out its current five starting offensive linemen.
Yes, the offensive line showed some improvement against the Washington Football Team, but the lack of push up front in the running game in the waning moments of Week 2 played a significant role in the NY Giants falling to 0-2 for a second consecutive season.
Monday, the NY Giants signed former Tennessee Titans undrafted free agent center Cole Banwart to the practice squad, after elevating Matt Skura to the active roster last week.
They might not be done scouring for offensive line help.
After shopping at the bargain basement offensive line bin during free agency, and adding Price, and Ben Bredeson amid final cuts being made across the NFL, Gates’ injury has not only tested the limits of the NY Giants’ depth but made adding talent up front an early-season priority.
Here’s a look at five available offensive linemen, who could be fits for the NY Giants:
Given the limited options in free agency, and the fact that whomever the NY Giants would bring in at this point would need to get up to speed with Rob Sale’s scheme, Slade might be one of the organization’s first calls.
Slade was active for three games last season, and played three offensive snaps. Given the depth crisis along the interior, Slade could be an option to sign and move from tackle to guard.