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Giants acquire OL Ben Bredeson in trade with Ravens


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today continued the late-summer remodeling of their offensive line when they traded with the Baltimore Ravens for Ben Bredeson.

In exchange for a 2022 fourth-round draft choice, the Giants acquired Bredeson, a 2022 fifth-round selection and a 2023 seventh-round choice.

The deal is contingent on Bredeson passing a physical.

The trade comes less than 24 hours after the Giants added interior lineman Billy Price from Cincinnati. They sent defensive lineman B.J. Hill and a conditional seventh-round 2022 draft choice to the Bengals.

Bredeson, 6-4 and 315 pounds, is entering his second NFL season. A 2020 fourth-round draft choice – No. 143 overall – by the Ravens, he played in 10 games as a rookie, primarily on special teams. Bredeson also appeared as an extra lineman in some offensive packages. He made his NFL debut at Washington on Oct. 4. Bredeson was inactive for six games, including the first three.

View photos of new Giants offensive lineman Ben Bredeson.

At the University of Michigan, Bredeson played in 51 games with 46 starts at left guard and was a four-year letterman (2016-19). He was voted a team captain by his teammates in each of his final two seasons. Bredeson was selected first-team All-Big Ten by the league's coaches and media as a senior and second team in his sophomore and junior seasons.

Bredeson was part of two state championship teams at Arrowhead High school in Hartland, Wis.

This has been the Giants' most active trading month in memory. The deal to add Bredeson is their fifth in just over two weeks. The Giants have added cornerbacks Keion Crossen and Josh Jackson, offensive linemen Price and Bredeson, the 2022 fifth-round and 2023 seventh-round choices they acquired today and a conditional seventh rounder. They dealt cornerback Isaac Yiadom, kicker Ryan Santoso, the fourth-rounder choice today, the conditional seventh-round pick in the Hill/Price and a 2023 sixth-round selection (for Crossen).

Including the three deals they made during the NFL draft, the Giants have engineered eight trades this year.

This raises to 21 the number of trades they have made since Dave Gettleman was named general manager in December 2017.

View photos of the New York Giants' active 53-man roster as it currently stands.

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