Veteran guard/tackle returns for fourth season with Big Blue.
The New York Giants have re-signed veteran offensive lineman John Jerry to a multiyear contract.
Per the NFL Network, who first reported the transaction, Jerry, originally signed three years ago to provide depth at guard and tackle, but who was thrust into the starting lineup at guard due to injuries, has signed for three years and $10 million with $4.25 million guaranteed on this, his latest contract.
#Giants continue to do O-line work. They agreed to terms with OL John Jerry on a 3-year deal worth $10mil with $4.25 guaranteed, source said
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2017
Jerry, historically solid in pass protection, last year joined LeCharles Bentley’s O-line Performance Center to work on improving his run blocking.
While he did show a little improvement in that area, the Giants offensive line finished 30th in the NFL last year in run blocking, as running backs averaged 3.5 yards per carry.
— Ryan Smith (@RSmithNFL) March 13, 2017
The Giants are looking to shake up their offensive line to get better production. Center Weston Richburg and left guard Justin Pugh are believed to be set in their respective positions. Left tackle Ereck Flowers, who has struggled in his first two seasons with the Giants, will likely return at left tackle for a third season.
Meanwhile on the right side, Jerry, Bobby Hart and newly signed D.J. Fluker—all three of whom can play tackle or guard—are expected to duke it out for the starting right guard and right tackle spots.