The New York Giants have completely remodeled their offensive line unit for the start of organized team activities.
Compared to last year's o-line, only two players are back but even those guys have switched positions and shifted along the line. Justin Pugh has gone from right tackle to left guard and Weston Richburg shifted from left guard to center.
Will Beatty , who was a mainstay at left tackle last season, will miss five to six months after undergoing surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle. Beatty's injury has paved the way for rookie Ereck Flowers to step in at the left tackle position.
Quaterback Eli Manning is still adjusting to all the moving pieces in front of him.
"Obviously, having a new center can be an adjustment," Manning said. "But (Weston) Richburg was here last year and I got snaps with him last year, so that hasn't been a big deal. Anytime you have a rookie at left tackle, it can be an adjustment."
Geoff Schwartz and John Jerry are splitting time at right guard, while Marshall Newhouse has been taking the snaps at right tackle.
The New York Giants restructured the contract of guard Geoff Schwartz , saving the team $2.13 million against the cap, reports The Star-Ledger. Toe and ankle injuries limited Schwartz, 28, to two games last season.
The New York Giants continued to add to their long list of players on injured reserve when they placed offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (ankle) and linebacker Terrell Manning (ankle) on IR Tuesday.