In the wake of Chris Snee‘s retirement, the Giants find themselves a bit thinner on the interior of their offensive line, and will likely head into the season with three new starters at center, left guard, and right guard. Still, at the moment, the team isn’t looking to add any offensive linemen via free agency or trade, according to Giants president, CEO, and co-owner John Mara (Twitter link via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com).
John Jerry, Brandon Mosley, J.D. Walton, and Weston Richburg are among the candidates to take over at right guard, though all the members of that group are either inexperienced or weren’t overly effective in 2013. Either Walton or Richburg will also likely begin the season as the starting center.
The lack of experienced options at right guard prompted multiple writers to speculate earlier today that the Giants could pursue outside help. Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports (Twitter link) speculated that disgruntled 49ers guard Alex Boone could be a potential trade target, while Adam Caplan of ESPN.com (Twitter link) named veteran free agent Mike Brisiel as a possible fit. For now though, it seems the club is happy with its internal options, though of course that’s subject to change if no one stands out in training camp or if the injury bug strikes.
The Giants did replace Snee on the roster with an offensive lineman today, but guard John Sullen has no regular-season NFL experience and is a long shot to make the roster.