The 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.
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz said his injured ankle is progressing well and he is on schedule with his rehab, reports the New York Post.
Schwartz's 2014 season ended on injured reserve after he sustained tendon damage in his left ankle during Week 13.
The 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 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.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin revealed after Sunday's 25-24 loss at Jacksonville that offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz suffered tendon damage in his left ankle. Schwartz had to be carted off the field in the first half Week 13.
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz was carted off the field in the first quarter Sunday at Jacksonville due to a left leg injury. Schwartz was playing in just his second game this season Week 13 after spending most of the season on short-term injured reserve with a right toe injury.
Shortly after being carted off, it was announced Schwartz suffered a left ankle sprain and would not return to the game. He is also undergoing X-rays.
The Giants have ruled out offensive lineman Adam Snyder (knee), defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf) and linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder) for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and tackle Justin Pugh (quadriceps) were the only two players deemed questionable.
Meanwhile, linebacker Jameel McClain (knee), safety Antrel Rolle (rest) and offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (toe) were designated as probable for Week 13.
The Giants have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's Week 12 matchup with the Cowboys: linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion), defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (calf), cornerback Mike Harris, defensive end Kerry Wynn and offensive linemen Dallas Reynolds, Justin Pugh and Brandon Mosley.
Williams and Jenkins had already been ruled out on Friday's final injury report of the week. All three of the team's probables are active Sunday, including defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), guard Geoff Schwartz (toe) and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring).
Giants guard Geoff Schwartz, recently activated from short-term IR, plans to play Sunday night against the Cowboys, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Schwartz dislocated his toe in the preseason and has yet to play a down this year.
"I am ready to go," Schwartz said. "I had a couple good weeks of practice. Last week was real good. I expect I'll be ready to go."
Schwartz is expected to start at right guard, replacing John Jerry, according to the New York Post.
Giants guard Geoff Schwartz will be activated from the short-term injured reserve list on Monday, coach Tom Coughlin informed the media, per the team's official website. Schwartz underwent a lengthy rehab after dislocating his toe in the preseason. Coughlin would not say where Schwartz will fit in to the offensive line upon his return, according to the New York Daily News.
New York will face Dallas Week 12.
The Giants have until Monday to activate guard Geoff Schwartz from short-term injured reserve, reports The Star-Ledger. He's undergone a lengthy rehab since dislocating his toe in the preseason.
Coach Tom Coughlin said he'll give Schwartz a lot of work in practice this week to determine his readiness.
There could be a sense of urgency for Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (toe) to return to the lineup Week 12 against the Seahawks after guard Weston Richburg suffered an ankle injury Monday against the Colts.
"He'll practice some more," coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday of Schwartz, per NJ.com. "We'll probably get him on the field to practice some just to lengthen out his workload."
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz (toe) will go through individual drills in practice Thursday. However, he still isn't sure if Schwartz will come off short-term injured reserve to make his season debut Monday against the Colts.
"We'll see. He's coming off a significant injury," Coughlin said, per the New York Daily News.
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz, who is on short-term IR due to a toe injury, is getting closer to practicing, per NJ.com. He is already running, but Schwartz is awaiting clearance from the training staff for light practice this week.
Schwartz is hoping to return following the team's Week 8 bye.
"I'm just following the protocol [the training staff has] set out for me and when they tell me that I'm ready to go, I'll be ready to go," Schwartz said. "I really can't put a date on it. Thursday's the first day I'm allowed to be back, so that's kind of what I'm shooting for."
The Giants announced Wednesday they placed offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz on the injured reserve/designated to return list due to a dislocated right big toe. Schwartz is eligible to practice after six weeks and return to game action after eight weeks.
The team also announced it signed offensive lineman Adam Snyder to replace Schwartz on the active roster.
According to the New York Post, the following players will not suit up for the Giants Thursday night against the Patriots, in a preseason finale: Odell Beckham, Trindon Holliday, Prince Amukamara, Charles Brown, James Brewer, Geoff Schwartz, Brandon Mosley and Markus Kuhn.
Giants starting left guard Geoff Schwartz does not need surgery on his dislocated right big toe, the team announced. He'll be in a walking boot for 7-10 days, then get evaluated on a week-to-week basis.
"This is just a minor setback," Schwartz said. "I plan on attacking the rehab program so I can get back on the field as soon as possible with my teammates and help us win games."
Giants rookie Weston Richburg, a second-round pick from Colorado State, is expected to step in for injured left guard Geoff Schwartz, reports the New York Post. Schwartz dislocated his toe in Friday's game and will be out anywhere from 4-6 weeks to the entire season, the paper said.
Schwartz will meet with a foot specialist this week.
Richburg had been competing with Brandon Mosley at right guard, but now it appears both will be forced to start, the paper said.
Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz is set to meet with a foot specialist Saturday, after having an MRI taken on his dislocated toe, NFL.com reports. The extent of the injury should be known after visiting a specialist.
Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz was carted off the field Friday night against the Jets with a toe injury, the Associated Press reports. According to FOX Sports, Schwartz suffered a dislocated toe, which is why he was unable to apply any pressure on his leg. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game.