Giants Will Bring In OL Mike Remmers For Second Visit

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 (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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9 comments on “Giants Will Bring In OL Mike Remmers For Second Visit

  1. Perksy

    Too bad they’ll have all this money tied up in two QB’s with no pass rush. Should have drafted Allen, Sweat, and traded for Rosen. Team would not only be much better, but it would be set up for next year. Not much risk involved with Rosen, so hey could have always turned to one of he QBs in 2020 if the finish poor this year. Now with Daniel Jones I doubt they do what Arizona just did.

      • Perksy

        They had the draft right there in their lap for the taking. Sad. Could have had two great pass rushers and inexpensive QB with no risk. Not to mention an additional 3rd round pick had they traded Collins either in October or in March if they franchised him.

  2. royhobbs7

    Nice comments Persky!
    It makes sense. Now, if only our GM was willing to have Rosen as his alternate plan had Daniel Jones not been there at 17. You have to have an alternate plan in the draft unless your guy is head and shoulders above others.
    I don’t care what Gettleman believes. Jones is not head and shoulders above Haskins, nor Lock, for that matter! And that we have to face a motivated and spiteful Haskins 2Xs per year until 2030 or later, scares the Tittles out of me!

    • Perksy

      Same here brother. And I heard on the Giants board that Lock was 1A. So if that was the case and he goes 42 to Denver there’s no way Jones is a first round player.

  3. royhobbs7

    Remmers would help. But I still don’t quite understand this organization.
    You draft Eli Manning in 2004 and fail to protect your franchise jewel with a quality pass-blocking O-Line for years.

    Now you draft Barkley (last year) and continue to be negligent in putting the best possible O-Line in front of him to protect the jewel of your franchise!?!?!?

    May I quote Roger Waters?

    Is there anybody out there????

  4. ‘You draft Eli Manning in 2004 and fail to protect your franchise jewel with a quality pass-blocking O-Line for years.’

    This is categorically untrue. The Giants had a great OL for approximately Eli’s first 8-10 years.

    • Perksy

      Right. The O-line and running game didn’t really become a problem since about 2013 when the losing seasons started. And particularly in 2013-2015 they did a poor job of bringing in free agents. And In 2016 when they got desperate and spent all that money on Vernon, Snacks, Jenkins,and resigned JPP – Coughlin must have thought why didn’t they do this when I was here? When they signed all those defensive players they continued to neglect the O-line. Not to mention all the years where they forgot linebacker was an important position. Now this group seems to be more focused on inside DT’s as opposed to good pass rushers.

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