With their Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions only days away, the New York Giants are still seeking depth along their offensive line. And with guard Geoff Schwartz likely headed to Injured Reserve (IR) with a designation to return, the team is working to sign versatile veteran Adam Snyder.
Snyder, a third-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers in the 2005 NFL Draft, has appeared in 121 NFL games, including 83 starts. In addition to his two stints with the 49ers (2005-2011, 2013), Snyder also spent 2012 with the Arizona Cardinals, where he had signed a five-year deal that included a $3 million signing bonus, but was cut only a year later.
The 6'6'', 325 lbs. Snyder struggled significantly in his year with Arizona, earning negative ratings in 10 of his 14 games courtesy of Pro Football Focus. He finished the season as their fourth-worst rated guard league-wide.
The one true upside to Synder, other than being a warm body with NFL experience, is his versatility. Not only is he capable of playing both guard positions, he's also capable of filling in at both tackle position — and we all know how the Giants love versatility.
If nothing else, the 32-year-old team-first Synder would add a solid veteran presence to a unit that is otherwise young and inexperienced.
The news of Synder's pending addition was first reported by Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1.
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