1. Offensive lineman Shane Lemieux
Once upon a time, Shane Lemieux was expected to man the post next to Andrew Thomas along the Giants offensive line. However, injuries and ineffective play have had New York turn to Nick Gates and Ben Brederson to fill the void.
It’s been a slew of injuries that have kept Lemieux off the field for the better part of two seasons now. In 2021, it was a knee injury, and in 2022 it’s been a nagging toe injury that has rendered Lemieux into a frequent namesake on Big Blue’s injury report.
Last weekend against the Vikings, Lemieux was once again inactive due to his toe injury, and the Giants rotated Gates and Brederson at left guard. The interior offensive line has been one of the team’s weakest spots throughout the season, and the hope was for Lemieux to come in and stabilize it.
Regardless, the future could be bleak for Lemieux under the Giants new regime, unless he can get healthy and get some snaps. Perhaps he can suit up this weekend, but only time will tell if the former Oregon lineman is healthy enough to do so.