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Giants visit with Jason Smith

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On Tuesday, the Giants held a Gong Show tryout for 10 offensive linemen.  On Wednesday, they invited an 11th lineman to town for a visit.

Per a league source, the Giants visited with tackle Jason Smith.

The second overall pick in the 2009 draft, Smith has been a relatively rare bust at the tackle position.  The Rams traded him after three disappointing seasons to the Jets for right tackle Wayne Hunter.  Smith appeared in all 16 games last season without a start.

Smith has been cut this year by the Saints and again by the Jets.

The Giants’ interest in Smith proves just how bad the situation is on the offensive line for the team in New York that was supposed to have a good one.

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12 Responses to “Giants visit with Jason Smith”
  1. musicman495 says: Oct 3, 2013 11:13 AM

    What I do not understand is why teams appear not to have tried Smith at guard. There are many college tackles who could not cut it as tackles at the NFL level who were serviceable guards. Of course, maybe they have tried him at guard and he cannot cut it there either.

  2. stabbymike says: Oct 3, 2013 11:32 AM

    dudes to injury prone. hell injure himself signing his contract.

  3. trannesotabiqueens says: Oct 3, 2013 11:32 AM

    Googled “Turnstile” and the first link was Jason Smith’s wikipedia page.

  4. jgreiner9 says: Oct 3, 2013 12:00 PM

    That’s what I was thinking. Why not give the guy a shot at guard and go from there. It could ultimately be an easier position for him to handle.t

  5. thejabronisayz says: Oct 3, 2013 12:14 PM

    Another fabulous Rams draft pick.

  6. justintuckrule says: Oct 3, 2013 12:28 PM

    Aaron Curry, Keith Rivers, now Jason Smith. Boy, we love us some reclamation stories don’t we. Since we just cut Da’Rel Scott, why not see what KiJana Carter is up to?*

    *I’m actually worried they might do something like this.

  7. tommyribs says: Oct 3, 2013 12:32 PM

    Desperation right here.

  8. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2013 1:47 PM

    We need guards, not tackles. If he can convert to guard, then so be it. Otherwise, move on to someone else.

  9. justintuckrule says: Oct 3, 2013 2:11 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Oct 3, 2013 1:47 PM
    We need guards, not tackles. If he can convert to guard, then so be it. Otherwise, move on to someone else.
    It worked for “tackle bust” Leonard Davis, right? You wouldn’t know it by our line this year but Flaherty is a highly regarded o-line coach who’s done wonders over the years with less than top notch talent. Before Pugh, we hadn’t drafted an 1st rd. OL since Luke Petitgout and year in year out Eli is among the least sacked QBs in the league. As a Giants’ fan, I know I’m telling you a bunch of stuff you already know. We need something to cling on to keep the faith. Maybe a mundane signing like this is just it.

  10. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 3, 2013 2:26 PM

    Yeah, I saw him really railing on them last week. They weren’t AS bad vs. Kansas City (because of the 3-4 and they rush wide), but they need to get that interior fixed.

  11. saintsfan1111 says: Oct 4, 2013 12:29 AM

    Having a #2 pick in the draft suck is better than having a nobody suck.

  12. cgsuddeath says: Oct 5, 2013 10:14 AM

    Note Giants.This guy is a complete under achieving bust.Paul Bourdeau threw his hands in the air try fix him and Smith is worthless.

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