The Giants have signed veteran offensive lineman Mike Remmers. Here are five things to know about the newest member of the team:
1. A former walk-on and undrafted prospect out of Oregon State in 2012, Remmers has played in 65 regular-season games with 64 career starts for the Chargers (2013), Panthers (2014-16) and Vikings (2017-18). He had a prior stint with Minnesota (2013-14), in addition to spending time with Denver (2012), Tampa Bay (2013) and St. Louis (2014).
2. Thirty-four of his starts have come at right tackle, 17 at right guard, and 13 at left tackle. He has also started seven postseason contests (four at right tackle and two at left guard), including Carolina’s appearance in Super Bowl 50 vs. Denver. Dave Gettleman, the general manager of the Giants, signed Remmers when he held the same post in Carolina. Mike Shula was the team's offensive coordinator, the same role he is in now with the Giants. Remmers also overlapped with Giants coach Pat Shurmur in Minnesota, where as offensive coordinator he oversaw the rebuilding of the Vikings’ offensive line in 2017. That season, the team advanced to the NFC Championship Game.
3. The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Remmers started all 16 games (at right guard) last season for the third time in his career. He underwent offseason back surgery and was released by the Vikings this past March. The Giants had him in for a “good visit” as a free agent but wanted to see how he did in his rehabilitation process. That box has been checked.
4. In 2015, Remmers started all 16 games at right tackle, helping the Panthers finish the season with a 15-1 record and advance to Super Bowl 50. He was part of the NFL's only offense to gain 100+ rushing yards in all 16 regular-season games. That offense also set the team record with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns. Remmers protected Cam Newton as the quarterback earned the 2015 NFL MVP award.
5. Remmers joins a Giants offensive line that Gettleman has rebuilt over the past 16 months. In that time, the Giants signed left tackle Nate Solder, drafted left guard Will Hernandez, re-signed Spencer Pulley and Jon Halapio to compete at center, and acquired right guard Kevin Zeitler in a trade with the Browns. Chad Wheeler, who originally made the team as an undrafted rookie in 2017, is the incumbent right tackle and he will face competition in Remmers and George Asafo-Adjei, a rookie seventh-round pick.
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