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Joe Judge makes changes to Giants' coaching staff


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants have made a bye-week change on their coaching staff, replacing offensive line coach Marc Colombo with Dave DeGuglielmo.

"We appreciate what Marc has done, but I felt like this move is in the best interest of the team," coach Joe Judge said.

Judge and DeGuglielmo worked together on Bill Belichick's coaching staff in New England in 2014-15.

The Giants, winners of their last two games, are 3-7 and on a bye this week. They will return to action on Nov. 29 in Cincinnati.

View photos of the Giants' new offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo.

DeGuglielmo, 52, has 28 years of coaching experience, including 15 in the NFL. He was a member of the Giants' staff under Tom Coughlin from 2004-08. He spent his first season as the assistant offensive line coach/offensive quality control coach and the next four years as the assistant to line coach Pat Flaherty. During that time, the Giants earned four playoff berths and won two NFC East titles and Super Bowl XLII.

DeGuglielmo spent the 2019 season as the offensive line coach with the Miami Dolphins – his third turn on their coaching staff. He replaced Flaherty, who was fired just four days into training camp by then first-year head coach Brian Flores.

A native of Lexington, Mass. and a guard and center at Boston University, DeGuglielmo began his coaching career at Boston College as a graduate assistant in 1991-92 under Coughlin.

In 1993, he began a four-year stint at his alma mater as an assistant head coach and offensive line coach. DeGuglielmo also coached the offensive line at the University of Connecticut (1997-98) and South Carolina (1999-2003).

Soon after Coughlin was named the Giants' head coach in 2004, he added DeGuglielmo to his staff.

DeGuglielmo left the Giants in 2009 to become the offensive line coach of the Miami Dolphins, then coached by Tony Sparano, who was the last of his three O-line coaches at B.U. He spent three years with the Dolphins before moving to the Jets in 2012 as their line coach.

In 2014, DeGuglielmo joined a third AFC East team when he was named the Patriots' offensive line coach. That season, New England defeated Seattle in Super Bowl XLIX. The following year, the Pats lost the AFC Championship Game to the Denver Broncos.

Beginning in 2016, DeGuglielmo coached the offensive lines for the San Diego Chargers, Miami (2017), Indianapolis Colts (2018) and Dolphins again.

The Giants have a young line that includes first-round draft choice Andrew Thomas, who has been the starter at left tackle since his arrival; third-round selection Matt Peart, who has played at both tackle spots; and fifth-round pick Shane Lemieux, who started the last three games at left guard. Lemieux replaced Will Hernandez, who started the first 39 games of his career before going on the Reserve/Covid-19 list on Oct. 29. He returned to play as a reserve in the Giants' 27-17 victory against Philadelphia on Sunday.

The line also includes Nick Gates, who has started every game in his first year playing center, nine-year veteran Kevin Zeitler at right guard and seven-year pro Cam Fleming at right tackle.

Ben Wilkerson will continue to serve as assistant offensive line coach.

View photos of the 2020 New York Giants coaching staff

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