It was reported yesterday that the New York Giants were closing in on a deal with veteran guard/tackle Adam Snyder, as they needed to replenish depth on the offensive line after losing Geoff Schwartz to a significant injury. The Giants aren’t sure if they will need to place Schwartz on the short-term injured reserve, but they are now sure that Snyder is the guy they would like to add as depth while their big offseason signing is out.
ESPN NFL Nation’s Dan Graziano reports that the Giants are indeed signing Snyder, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers in the 53-man roster crackdown after losing his roster spot to an undrafted free agent. Snyder is 32 and has played in this league since 2005, and the 2014 season would be his first outside of the NFC West. The only team he played for other than the 49ers was the Arizona Cardinals in 2012, as they were desperate for offensive linemen and paid him way too much money. While Snyder could play every position for the 49ers, the former Oregon Ducks star was poor at all of them.
Snyder will just be a utility backup for the Giants, because he clearly isn’t someone you want to start. But the veteran does have some nice versatility, and that alone makes this a quality signing that will likely be a one-year pact for the veteran minimum. Graziano isn’t sure if the Giants will place Schwartz on the short-term injured reserve, so we’ll see how this signing affects his injury status.