Center Brett Jones has re-signed with the Giants on a one-year contract.
Jones, who turns 27 in July, signed the one-year, $2.914 million deal tendered by the team as a restricted free agent. So he will become an unrestricted free agent next spring if he doesn’t then ink a long-term deal to stay.
The Giants’ tender had attached a second-round pick as compensation if another NFL team had tried to sign Jones, which reflected how the Giants valued him after his breakout 2017 season.
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Top oline in Canadan FL then gets signed by the Giants. Misses his first year with an injury but comes back strong to be a very good player for us.
I'm not sold on him as a starter, and $2.9M sounds like a lot to me, I hope I am wrong
may never be a pro bowler (I don't care about that. It's a popularity contest now) but as long as he remains steady at the pivot I'm ok with him. However I don't want the starting job handed to him like so many starting jobs were handed to guys with no competition. Draft a guy, sign a vet or both and may the best man win
now. He is descent stop gap while we continue to build a solid O-line.
stay on the field, that is something......
Yes, he is a little pricey, and he is average at best, but beggars can't be choosers sometimes.....
We still have three more positions to fill......I think we will be forced to play Flowers in a new position, no matter how good/bad he is.....so we need two more starters......what we need is to pick up a few more OL, via draft or castoffs from other teams, and create some competition for those positions.......Solder is the only "lock" at a position....
If they gave him the lower level, another team is likely to offer and the Giants are then put in the awkward position of having to match on a guy they are probably on the fence about long term. If he starts a full season and provides adequate production, that tender amount is a bargain.
that shows more potential we can always opt out. Think DG is working on draft help for the OL as a special priority. Should we trade down from #2 we could cet a few options in that regard.
Like, what, 6'3" 320lbs and a helmet that could probably hold Lake Michigan.
A freak. Which is good.
Lord knows this offensive line needs some rebuilding. Got the LT spot locked down. Try to lock down another marquee starter in the first 3 rounds of the draft, and you build depth at the other spots. BJ gets one year to prove that he can be a full-time starter. The kid works hard and deserves a chance to take the bull by the horns.
he'll be even better with talent around him.
Offensive linemen cost more than they used to.
He's a good signing. Sure, there are better centers, but you can build a roster with guys like Jones on it.
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| I'm not sold on him as a starter, and $2.9M sounds like a lot to me, I hope I am wrong
So you as GM would have signed him for less? Are the Giants being generous, or is he fleecing them? Maybe they just pay the going rate for a starter in the NFL.
Jones beat out Richburg who when he recovered found he had lost his job...as he should have. Jones is the better player and is still on an uptick.
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| now. He is descent stop gap while we continue to build a solid O-line.
He has started at both G and C. Is he a great player? No if he doesn't improve he is a slightly below average to average player. If he does improve then he could be a Shaun O'Hara type that gets the most out of his physical ability due to hard work and intelligence. Hopefully the Giants will add someone in the draft to challenge Jones for the starting job at C(Price, Daniels, Ragnow, Rankins, Corbett, . Ideally Jones will be the primary backup interior lineman.
What else were they going to do, lose their only other Center?
who has shown flexibility, adaptability, talent and character. But looking at the comments here, (from those who really know these things), we should regard him as a barely adequate, marginally acceptable, stopgap. Arrogance?