The New York Giants offensive line should be much-improved in 2014 after being a disastrous unit in 2013, as the Giants signed the likes of Geoff Schwartz and J.D. Walton, and they will also get a better year from William Beatty, who was surprisingly underwhelming last season. That said, the Giants have taken some tough blows up front so far this offseason, and we can only hope that the injury bug doesn’t continue to bite them. They need a strong line to keep Eli Manning upright and to give Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams proper running lanes up the middle, which is something they clearly failed to accomplish last season.
So far, the toughest blow has been to starting guard Geoff Schwartz, who was a big signing in an offseason of major moves for the Giants front office. Schwartz is one of the game’s best all-around guards, and he can pace a rushing attack with his mauling style. The former Carolina Panther, Minnesota Viking, and Kansas City Chief can also play tackle in a pinch. Unfortunately, Schwartz is dealing with a dislocated toe of unknown severity and is seeing a specialist after taking an MRI.
According to NJ.com’s Jordan Raanan, Schwartz will get final diagnosis on his injury in “a few days”, as he is visiting with the famed Dr. Robert Anderson “early” in the week. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed, since Schwartz is an important player and great guy, and the Giants can’t afford to lose him from a long period of time.