It looks like NY Giants general manager Joe Schoen has woken up from his five-week nap. With the G-Men at 1-4, fans have been begging for Schoen to bring in some help for the offensive line. Daniel Jones needs it and Big Blue supporters as a whole need it for their mental health.
Thankfully, Schoen has gotten the message and he's ready to see if one of the best bodies out there is interested in fixing things for the Giants up front. We're talking about veteran hoss La'El Collins, who is coming off a torn ACL, but is back to full health.
According to NFL insider Mike Garafolo, Collins will meet with the Giants later this week. That visit will come after a meeting between Collins and the Jets too. It appears an East Rutherford battle could be on the way to land the big fella's services.
Veteran OT La'El Collins is set to visit the Giants and Joe Schoen must sign him
Schoen can't let Collins leave his visit with the Giants without putting the pen to paper on a new deal. This team is desperate for help on the O-line. After giving up 11 sacks to the Seahawks, the Giants once again looked terrible in their pass protection against the Dolphins.
Things obviously reached a low point when Miami linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel crushed Daniel Jones for a sack and the fifth-year signal-caller went down with a neck injury. Jones has said he's doing fine and that he's hoping to play on Sunday, but it's unknown if he'll be able to play vs. Buffalo.
Time and time again this season, the guys on the edge have let this team down. Left tackle Joshua Ezeudu, starting for the injured Andrew Thomas, was left in tears after his rough showing against Miami, while right tackle Evan Neal is finding new ways to make everyone furious with his play.
Collins is a veteran OT who still has some solid football left in him. No one can argue he'd be a major upgrade for both Ezeudu and Neal. Several teams are interested in inking Collins to a new contract, but the Giants and Schoen must be the ones to come out on top of this race to get him.