EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today acquired help for their offensive line when they were awarded guard Jamon Brown off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams.
Los Angeles released Brown yesterday, after they acquired defensive end Dante Fowler in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Brown, 6-4 and 340 pounds, is a four-year veteran who has played in 42 regular-season games with 30 starts, and started the only postseason game in which he played, all with the Rams.
Last season, he started all 17 games at right guard. This year, he played in six games for Los Angeles, which is the NFL's only unbeaten team at 8-0. Brown missed the first two games while serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Brown was a 2015 third-round draft choice, the 72nd overall selection. As a rookie, he started the season's first nine games – six at left guard and three on the right side – before being placed on injured reserve with a lower leg fracture.
The following season, he played in 11 games with five starts – two at left guard and one each at left guard, left tackle, and right tackle.
Brown started every game at tackle in his final three seasons at Louisville.
The Giants are in the midst of their bye week and will next practice on Tuesday. Their offensive line has absorbed criticism, because the team is 31st in the NFL in rushing yardage (77.9 a game) and has allowed 31 sacks, tied for the league's second-highest total.
Brown fills the roster vacancy created yesterday, when defensive back Mike Jordan was waived.