Giants Solidify Right Side Of O-Line, Sign Vet Tackle Remmers

The New York Giants have a new right side of their offensive line.


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Giants have a new right side of their offensive line.

Two months after acquiring right guard Kevin Zeitler in a trade with the Cleveland Browns, the Giants found a new right tackle Tuesday, signing veteran free agent Mike Remmers.

Contract details were not immediately available for the 30-year-old, who has started all 71 regular-season and postseason games in which he’s played the previous five seasons.

Remmers spent the previous two years with the Vikings, starting all 16 games in 2018 at right guard. He also played right tackle and left guard during his tenure in Minnesota.

MOREGiants Coordinators Brimming With Confidence Heading Into Second Season Under Shurmur

Remmers has ties to Giants coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Dave Gettleman. Shurmur was the Vikings’ offensive coordinator in Remmers’ first season in Minnesota. Gettleman was his general manager in three seasons with Carolina.

Remmers will compete with incumbent Chad Wheeler for the right tackle job, but the early speculation is that he will end up as the starter.

Remmers entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Denver in 2012. Of his 64 regular-season starts, he has 34 at right tackle, 17 at right guard and 13 at left guard. In the postseason, he has five starts at right tackle and two at left guard.

MOREDaniel Jones Gets More Than Passing Grade At Giants Minicamp

The Giants also signed free agent defensive end Freedom Akinmoladun from Nebraska. Akinmoladun attended the team’s recent rookie minicamp on a tryout basis. Kicker Joey Slye of Virginia Tech, whom the Giants signed last week after the rookie minicamp, was waived.

The Giants also waived rookie defensive back Jacob Thienemen, who hurt his knee in the minicamp. Thienemen, of Purdue, was signed on May 2.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

 

You might also like

May 23, 2019 Thursday
May 22, 2019 Wednesday
May 21, 2019 Tuesday
May 20, 2019 Monday
May 19, 2019 Sunday
May 18, 2019 Saturday
May 17, 2019 Friday
May 16, 2019 Thursday
May 15, 2019 Wednesday
May 14, 2019 Tuesday
Show More