Giants expected to tender Brett Jones, move on from Weston Richburg

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The Giants are expected to tender restricted free agent Brett Jones and will give him the first shot at retaining the starting center job, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

Jones likely receives a second-round tender, which would cost the Giants $2.91 million, per Schwartz. Teams have until March 14 to tender their restricted free agents.

The Giants are ready to move on from center Weston Richburg, according to Schwartz. Richburg, a second-round pick in 2014, is set to become a free agent.

Jones started one game at left guard but played the final 12 games at center after doctors diagnosed Richburg with a concussion. The Giants eventually placed Richburg on injured reserve.

The Giants could return only Jones and tackle Ereck Flowers to their starting offensive line. They are expected to pursue Panthers guard Andrew Norwell, one of the top free agents.

8 responses to “Giants expected to tender Brett Jones, move on from Weston Richburg

  1. Another wasted Reese pick. Pugh, Richburg, and Flowers….two firsts and a second on the O-line since 2013 and not one pro-ball appearance between the 3 of them….and now two of them will be leaving after their rookie deals. Thanks for 2007 Reese but good riddance.

  2. Why are we keeping Ereck Flowers again? His jersey should have read “E-Wreck”. C’mon, man!

  3. Clem C says:
    March 7, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    Why are we keeping Ereck Flowers again? His jersey should have read “E-Wreck”. C’mon, man!
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    Cap hit would kill us. We’re stuck with him. Hopefully the new Oline coach can do something with him.

  4. The o-line played better as a group with Jones opposed to Richburg. Pugh seemed to always be battling some sort of injury. Time to move on and rebuild.

  5. Richburg and Pugh always got passes while everyone pinned every missed run block or pass pro — even on the RIGHT SIDE — on Flowers. He can be salvaged. Richburg ain’t ever gonna be strong or stout enough to be a center in this NFL.

  6. indiapalealeblog says:
    March 7, 2018 at 9:29 pm
    The Jets badly need a center, does it make sense to try to sign Richburg?
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    Read my previous comments. He isn’t strong or big enough. Gets mauled by DTs, no push, gets whiffs a ton in pass pro, and stiff.

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