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    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...rt_river_index

    Excerpt: "Free agency is a month away, as teams can start signing players when the new league year opens on March 14.

    The Giants are projected to have approximately $22 million in salary cap space, although they can easily free up an additional $10 million or so by cutting overpaid veterans. The Giants will likely devote a good portion of their cap space to the offensive line, which is in dire need of an upgrade.

    Here's a preview of what to expect this offseason:


    2017 review
    Jerry Reese didn't make any significant upgrades to the offensive line last offseason and that's a big part of the reason he's now referred to as "former Giants general manager Jerry Reese." Reese was burned by his misguided faith in Ereck Flowers and Bobby Hart, as he stuck with the young tackles instead of pursuing accomplished veterans.
    The offensive line was a mess last season due to a combination of injuries and poor play. Left guard Justin Pugh, who was forced to replace Hart at right tackle, was limited to eight games by a back injury and center Weston Richburg's season ended after just four games due to a concussion.
    The offense was mostly limited to quick throws to compensate for Flowers' struggles in pass protection and the run game was inconsistent." Read more...

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    Originally posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2...rt_river_index

    Excerpt: "Free agency is a month away, as teams can start signing players when the new league year opens on March 14.

    The Giants are projected to have approximately $22 million in salary cap space, although they can easily free up an additional $10 million or so by cutting overpaid veterans. The Giants will likely devote a good portion of their cap space to the offensive line, which is in dire need of an upgrade.

    Here's a preview of what to expect this offseason:


    2017 review
    Jerry Reese didn't make any significant upgrades to the offensive line last offseason and that's a big part of the reason he's now referred to as "former Giants general manager Jerry Reese." Reese was burned by his misguided faith in Ereck Flowers and Bobby Hart, as he stuck with the young tackles instead of pursuing accomplished veterans.
    The offensive line was a mess last season due to a combination of injuries and poor play. Left guard Justin Pugh, who was forced to replace Hart at right tackle, was limited to eight games by a back injury and center Weston Richburg's season ended after just four games due to a concussion.
    The offense was mostly limited to quick throws to compensate for Flowers' struggles in pass protection and the run game was inconsistent." Read more...
    Most important line of this article...

    "There isn't an offensive line prospect worthy of the No. 2 pick."

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