Offensive line play has been a sticking point for the New York Giants in recent years. As training camp began Wednesday, the team answered questions about the health of two of their tackles.
Nate Solder, perhaps the most consistent player on the o-line in 2018, underwent minor ankle surgery earlier this year. He missed the entire spring and there appeared to be some questions pertaining to his rehab schedule.
Head coach Pat Shurmur doesn’t think this will be an issue and expects Solder to be on the field when the Giants hold their first training camp practice on Thursday. Solder himself told reporters he’s ready to go.
“I feel great. I haven’t played football in a while, so we’ll see. That’s what camp is about,” Solder said. “I’m ready to do anything and everything they ask me to do.”
Mike Remmers, projected to be the team’s starting right tackle, had offseason back surgery. The Giants signed him only after bringing him in for two separate visits to evaluate his health. Remmers missed the entire spring as well. Shurmur said he expects him to be on the practice field come Thursday.
“Solder and Remmers will be going,” Shurmur said. “I don’t see any of those guys, as we develop our list of guys that you’re curious about, that it’ll be extended time (off the field).
Solder and Remmers were able to avoid the dreaded Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. Undrafted free agent wide receiver Alex Wesley was not so fortunate. The nature of Wesley’s injury was not released by the team. Wesley, who went undrafted despite posting back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons at Northern Colorado, sat out the Senior Bowl due to a groin injury.
Wesley is the only player on the Giants’ PUP list.