Giants snatch up valuable offensive lineman
The New York Giants’ young offensive line played very well together down the stretch in 2020, but they could use some depth heading into next season. This is where signing players to future/reserve contracts comes into play.
On Sunday it was reported by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that the Giants have signed former New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts starting offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison to a future/reserve contract.
As Jordan Raanan of ESPN mentioned on Twitter, Harrison is a seven year veteran who has experience as a starter, so this is a good solid signing for the league minimum.
The 29 year-old Harrison went undrafted in 2014 out of the University of Florida. He played with the Colts from 2014-2016, the Jets from 2017-2019 and spent time on the Buffalo Bills’ practice squad this season. He has started a total of 42 NFL games.
With Harrison being viewed as a possible starter at center, he will likely compete with Nick Gates for the starting center spot in 2021. Gates played well in 2020, but he still has a lot to prove.