Sources: New York Giants sign Max Garcia, continuing offensive line rebuild

Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Max Garcia (Image via Arizona Republic)
Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Max Garcia (Image via Arizona Republic) /

The New York Giants signed former Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Max Garcia Monday, continuing the organization’s rebuild of the offensive line

The New York Giants continued to rebuild the offensive line this offseason, signing former Arizona Cardinals offensive guard Max Garcia, sources tell FanSided Monday.

Last season in Arizona, Garcia started 11 games, prior to signing with the Giants.

Garcia, 30, and a former fourth-round pick of the Denver Broncos back in 2015, offers the kind of veteran versatility and depth the New York Giants are in desperate need of, in general manager Joe Schoen’s first season at the helm.

Splitting time between guard and center last season, Garcia allowed only four sacks and 17 total pressures in 808 total snaps. What could be a boost for the New York Giants’ offensive line is the fact that he played 297 snaps at center.

Center could be a position that is in flux for the Giants, perhaps setting the stage for a preseason battle for the starting job between Garcia, recent free-agent pickup Jon Feliciano, and Nick Gates, depending on Gates’ health and availability.

While the New York Giants have largely shopped the bargain bin in free agency, Garcia is the fifth offensive lineman the team has signed, joining Jamil Douglas, Matt Gono, Feliciano and veteran guard Mark Glowinski. If nothing else, Schoen seems to be aiming to add quality veteran depth along what has been one of the NFL’s most porous offensive lines in recent years.

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