Jaguars Bring Back G Patrick Omameh

Patrick Omameh‘s bid to be a long-term fixture on the Giants’ offensive line did not work out, but his former team will give him another opportunity.

The Jaguars agreed to terms with the free agent guard on Tuesday. Omameh had cleared waivers after the Giants cut him on Saturday. With the Jags, however, Omameh played well enough to command a three-year, $15MM contract.

Omameh’s six starts in New York did not go well. Like Ereck Flowers, the 29-year-old blocker could not keep his job up front for the struggling Giants. Only two of New York’s starting offensive linemen from Week 1 remain in the lineup.

Jacksonville added Andrew Norwell via then-guard-record $13MM-AAV contract, which paved a path for Omameh out of north Florida in March. But the team isn’t in as strong of shape up front as it appeared to be then.

Amid a rough season, the Jags have sent four linemen to IR, including starters Brandon Linder and Cam Robinson. Omameh, a former UDFA out of Michigan, started 20 games for the Jags from 2015-16. He started all three of Jacksonville’s playoff games as well, so at worst he represents a depth piece familiar with the Jags’ offense.

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4 comments on “Jaguars Bring Back G Patrick Omameh

  1. Sick of Losing

    Coughlin is totally CLUELESS. Just picks up every NY Giant retread. Jax is a dumpster fire now just like what he / GM did to NY. If these players can’t stay on the lowly Giants roster, they shouldn’t be on any roster. Here’s to betting some serious cash that next year Jax will draft at least two players from Syracuse!

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    • crosseyedlemon

      I don’t think the Jags are looking for another Donovin Darius. Florida seems to be their go to college at draft time.

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    • JT19

      As bad as the Giants O-line has been, Jacksonville still needs NFL-caliber (note I didn’t say starting caliber) linemen with how banged up and inconsistent they’ve been. Is Flowers any good? No, but he provides depth at a position that the team has been decimated at. Is Omameh any good? Probably not but he’s at least a warm body that provides depth with Linder now being out.

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