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John Jerry out after having knee surgery

John Jerry, Mike Pouncey AP

One of the players the Giants brought in to help their offensive line improve on last season’s performance won’t be able to start working with the team until training camp.

Jordan Raanan of NJ.com reports that coach Tom Coughlin said that guard John Jerry will be out until training camp while he recovers from arthroscopic surgery on his knee. Jerry signed with the Giants this offseason after his contract with the Dolphins expired and Miami showed no interest in bringing him back after he had a starring role in both their line’s 2013 struggles and Ted Wells’ report on harassment of former Dolphin Jonathan Martin.

The Giants had a first-team offensive line that featured Geoff Schwartz and Chris Snee at the two guard spots and whatever chance Jerry had of unseating one of them will take a hit from his absence during spring work. That unit also featured James Brewer at left tackle, something that will likely remain the case as long as Will Beatty is recovering from the broken leg he suffered in the 2013 regular season finale.

Coughlin said that recovery will also take until training camp and wide receiver Mario Manningham, who is recovering from a knee injury, will also miss the remainder of offseason work.

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5 Responses to “John Jerry out after having knee surgery”
  1. hehateme2 says: May 29, 2014 3:40 PM

    Correction: Miami showed no interest in bringing him back due to the fact they tried to replace him EVERY YEAR. He’s not good.
    If he was good, he’d still be there. Harassment of Joan Martin? pfft.

  2. gsb333 says: May 29, 2014 4:02 PM

    Miami did not want him because he is an average player with below average work ethic.

  3. justinstuckrule says: May 29, 2014 4:19 PM

    It’s tough to be a Giants fan these days. Getting used to the Josh Freeman era is hard enough but now the Giants have lost another starting offensive lineman.

  4. mikeyfins says: May 29, 2014 4:38 PM

    if he had knee surgery and can’t move his weight will be 400lbs by the time he is healthy. Good luck NY

  5. guvsta says: May 29, 2014 5:44 PM

    He’s better on the bench!

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