Giants trying to complete offensive line with Mike Remmers
The Giants might be turning to a player very familiar to them to as the answer to their problem at right tackle.
Mike Remmers, a veteran with ties to both general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur, is visiting with the team Thursday and this could lead to a deal. According to Remmers’ agent, Brett Tessler, Remmers has attracted interest from six teams.
Remmers, 29, is a six-year veteran with 64 NFL starts. He was signed by the Panthers in 2014 when Gettleman was the general manager in Carolina, beat out rookie Daryl Williams and won the starting job at right tackle. Remmers was part a team that went 17-1 and made it to the Super Bowl. Mike Shula, the Giants offensive coordinator, ran the offense for the Panthers during that season. So, there are plenty of people in the building who know all there is to know about Remmers.
In 2017, Remmers signed a five-year, $30 million contract with the Vikings, with Shurmur on the scene as the offensive coordinator in Minnesota. Remmers started 11 games at right tackle that season, but in 2018 was moved inside to right guard and started 16 games. He was released by the Vikings on Monday.
Right tackle is the last piece to the offensive line puzzle for the Giants. They acquired Kevin Zeitler from the Browns in a trade for Olivier Vernon, and Zeitler moves in as the starting right guard. Last season, Chad Wheeler, 25, started the final 14 games at right tackle after Ereck Flowers was benched. The Giants see Wheeler as more of a backup at both left and right tackle.
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