4 players who disappointed in the NY Giants preseason opener
By Zak Musso
2. OG Shane Lemieux
Disappointment comes in many different forms. While, Lemieux looked good in his limited action on the field at left guard, he injured his toe and was spotted wearing a walking boot on the sideline in the second half.
Lemieux, the 2020 fifth-round pick, played well his rookie season, appearing in 12 games. After being named the starting left guard last training camp, Lemieux suffered a serious knee injury in the season opener against Denver and missed the rest of the year.
After Joe Schoen rebuilt the offense line this season, Lemieux was slotted to be the starting left guard. The Giants’ projected starting offensive line of Andrew Thomas at left tackle, Lemieux at left guard, Jon Feliciano at center, Mark Glowinski at right guard, and Evan Neal at right tackle was slated to be the best Giants offensive line since they defeated the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. While the Giants starting offensive line is a solid group, they are severely lacking on depth.
Rookie third-round pick Josh Ezeudu took Lemieux’s spot at left guard after he was injured but struggled. It is imperative for the Giants season that Lemieux’s injury is not serious and that he will be ready for the opener at Tennessee.