Nate Solder happy to be back
New York Giants’ veteran offensive tackle Nate Solder is coming back this season after opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, Solder spoke with the media and made it clear that he doesn’t’ care if he starts or not. he just wants to contribute.
Solder asked, “Who cares who starts?”
With the way the NFL is with players’ careers ending in an instant, Solder is grateful that he has a roster spot this late in his career.
Solder of course is feeling fresh after a year off. With the fact that he just turned 33 years-old, a year off was likely a good move for him. Especially now that the regular has increased from 16 to 17 games.
Heading into training camp at the end of the next month, Solder will compete with second-year offensive tackle Matthew Peart for the starting job at right tackle. Peart had a very strong rookie season, so if Solder wants his starting job back he’ll have to earn it.
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