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Giants to host Shelley Smith

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The Giants got the ball rolling in free agency by signing guard Geoff Schwartz on Tuesday, but they aren’t done looking for ways to upgrade an offensive line that was an abject failure last season.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that the team will have guard Shelley Smith in for a visit on Wednesday. They are also expected to visit with kick returner Jacoby Jones a day after signing running back Rashad Jennings to further help what owner John Mara called a “broken” offense.

Smith spent the last two years with the Rams, starting eight times while playing in 25 games. The 2010 sixth-round pick started his career with the Texans, but never saw any regular season action until he moved to St. Louis.

With Schwartz in the fold and Chris Snee taking a pay cut, Smith is likely ticketed for a depth role. That’s not insignificant given the fact that Snee is coming off of hip surgery and Smith could be an option to start in the future as Snee is close to the end of the line.

UPDATE 10:41 a.m. ET: Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that Smith is scheduled to visit with the Patriots on Thursday as well.

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7 Responses to “Giants to host Shelley Smith”
  1. dtm1088 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:39 AM

    Seems like a solid depth move. I just don’t know why she would leave her job as a reporter for ESPN to go play Guard for the Giants.

  2. believeland2014 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:45 AM

    Shelley is a guys name? lol

  3. hrmlss says: Mar 12, 2014 10:46 AM

    Is that the fat opera singer?

  4. docintherock says: Mar 12, 2014 10:48 AM

    I can see her being a good solid anchor to the St. Louis offensive line for the next 10 years. Didn’t know she played college football. If she puts as much commitment into football as she does reporting for ESPN I think the Rams got themselves a steal!

  5. dexterismyhero says: Mar 12, 2014 10:51 AM

    Ha, I thought they were talking about the big chick from ESPN!!!!!

  6. schmitty2 says: Mar 12, 2014 10:58 AM

    I’m a Ram’s fan and I can tell you Shelly Smith the ESPN reporter is probably a better blocker then he is.

  7. skins1970 says: Mar 12, 2014 3:11 PM

    LOL the Giants are so desperate for Oline help they are signing a ESPN Sideline reporter.

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