Free agent offensive lineman Mike Remmers underwent minor back surgery earlier this offseason, according to his agent Brett Tessler (Twitter link), who adds Remmers has continued to speak with clubs and expects to sign a new contract after the draft.
It’s no surprise that Remmers will have to wait until the draft is concluded to find a landing spot, as clubs are likely holding off on signing any more veterans until they see what prospects they can land next weekend. Additionally, players signed after May 7 (the second Tuesday after the draft) don’t count against the NFL’s compensatory pick calculations, although that rule won’t affect Remmers given that he was released and is therefore not considered a true unrestricted free agent.
After being cut by the Vikings earlier this year, Remmers took a visit with the Giants. To date, New York is the only club known to have expressed interest in the veteran offensive lineman. The Giants added right guard Kevin Zeitler via trade this offseason, so Remmers would likely compete with Chad Wheeler for playing time as New York’s right tackle.
Remmers, who turned 30 years old last week, appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings last season and played nearly every offensive snap. Pro Football Focus graded Remmers as roughly league-average, ranking him as the NFL’s No. 48 guard among 78 qualifiers.
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