The Giants have officially signed offensive lineman John Jerry, the team announced today in a press release. Jerry represents the second notable free agent guard signed this offseason by the Giants, who also added former Chief Geoff Schwartz.
Jerry, 27, was notably implicated in the bullying scandal that surrounded the Dolphins last season, with the Ted Wells report suggesting that he was among the players who harassed Jonathan Martin. Given Jerry’s status as an unrestricted free agent, it made sense for the Dolphins to simply part ways with him.
As for his track record on the field, Jerry has typically performed better as a pass blocker than a run blocker, posting slightly below-average overall grades in each of the last two seasons at right guard, according to Pro Football Focus’ metrics (subscription required). That will still represent an upgrade for the Giants, considering last year’s guards, Kevin Boothe, David Diehl, and James Brewer, all ranked below Jerry, according to PFF.