The New York Giants don’t seem to be enthusiastic about how their offensive line has gelled during the preseason and will re-sign one of their own to possibly help fill the void in the trenches.
The Giants will re-sign veteran tackle Will Beatty, according to a report from NFL.com’s Mike Garafolo. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Beatty will return on a one-year contract. Beatty was released by the Giants in February after missing the entire 2015 season with a torn pectoral muscle. Prior to that, the eighth-year veteran hadn’t missed a game since 2011.
New York’s offensive line hasn’t been overly protective during the preseason. The Giants allowed five quarterback hits and one sack during their third exhibition game against the Jets and surrendered seven combined sacks during their prior two preseason contests.
The Giants could afford some help at either tackle spot, as both Ereck Flowers and Marshall Newhouse were rated as “poor” players by Pro Football Focus. Beatty could step in and challenge for a starting job right away.