Now that the draft is officially over, attention will again turn to the veteran free agents left on the market. Offensive lineman Mike Remmers is one of the more high profile players still available, and it sounds like he could be getting closer to finding a home.
Speaking at his post-draft press conference, Giants general manager Dave Gettleman said the team would bring in Remmers for a second visit, per Ryan Dunleavy of NJ.com (Twitter link). We heard last week that Remmers had undergone back surgery this offseason, which is what has been delaying his signing. According to Dunleavy, Gettleman said the team wants to “check on his rehab” and make sure his back is alright.
The two sides met toward the beginning of free agency, but nothing materialized at that point. Remmers was with the Vikings during the 2017 season when current Giants coach Pat Shurmur was the offensive coordinator in Minnesota, so there’s some familiarity there.
Remmers had been a tackle his first handful of years in the league but the Vikings converted him to guard, and he ended up starting all 16 games at right guard for Minnesota last year. Despite that, the team didn’t show much interest in bringing him back. The 2012 undrafted free agent graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 48th-best guard last year.
He’s also spent time with the Broncos, Buccaneers, Chargers, Rams, and Panthers, appearing in 65 games and starting 64. He has a decent amount of starting experience, and fortunately for him, it sounds like the Giants are genuinely interested. We should have an update on his situation soon.
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