1:24pm: Well, this is surprising. Months after releasing Will Beatty, the Giants have re-signed the veteran offensive lineman, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). A reunion was long considered to be unlikely, but the Giants have brought Beatty back just before the 75-man deadline.
One year ago, the Giants were devastated when they learned that Beatty would have to miss the entire 2015 season with a torn pectoral muscle and rotator cuff issues. This year, Big Blue was faced with a tough decision on the talented tackle. Given his health issues and significant salary hit for 2016, the Giants opted to release him.
Beatty was one of the league’s more effective left tackles in 2014, grading as a positive contributor as both a run- and pass-blocker, according to Pro Football Focus. PFF ranked him 14th overall out of 84 qualified players at the position.
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