The New York Giants lost Chris Snee to retirement in late July, and they will lose big offseason addition Geoff Schwartz for a good chunk of the regular season (he could hit the short-term injured reserve due to a significant toe injury), so adding some more offensive line depth is a huge key for this team. Last season, the Giants struggled through some anemic blocking up front, as their previous backs found it difficult to gain yardage behind an offensive line that couldn’t generate any push, while quarterback Eli Manning was pressured too quickly. Even with Schwartz out, the Giants offensive line should be younger and better, but adding some depth is key in case someone else goes down.
NJ.com’s Conor Orr reports that the Giants are now “on the verge” of signing veteran guard and tackle Adam Snyder to a deal, as FOX Sports’s Mike Garafolo reported earlier that the Giants are working on hammering out a deal with the former San Francisco 49ers veteran, who reunited with the team in 2013 after being cut by the Arizona Cardinals.
Snyder earned big bucks from the OL-needy Cards in the 2012 offseason, but they soon realized that they wasted their money on a versatile backup who can play every position on the line but can’t play any of them well. He fit better with the Niners in his final stint, and he should be a quality, plug-him-if-you-need-him veteran at any spot on the line. Assuming this is a one-year, at-or-around-minimum contract, then the Giants are doing a nice job by bringing in Snyder as a utility backup.