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Giants Agree To Terms With Former Jaguars Guard Patrick Omameh, Agents Say

March 15, 2018 - 10:32 am
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (WFAN) -- The Giants, working to revamp an offensive line that was arguably its weakest link last season, has agreed to terms with journeyman guard Patrick Omameh, his agents said. 

Omameh is the second new face added to the Giants' O-line in free agency. On Wednesday, former Patriots left tackle Nate Solder reportedly agreed to a four-year, $62 million contract with Big Blue, a deal that makes him the NFL's highest-paid offensive lineman.

Omameh, 28, spent the last two seasons with Jacksonville but needed to find a new team after the Jaguars signed former Carolina Panthers guard Andrew Norwell, whom coincidentlaly had been the Giants' top free agent target.

The terms of Omameh's deal have not yet been reported.

The 6-foot-4, 327-pound guard was signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2013 as an undrafted rookie out of Michigan. The Buccaneers then plucked him off the 49ers' practice squad that season, and a year later, he started all 16 games for Tampa Bay.

Omameh spent one season with the Chicago Bears before signing with Jacksonville in 2016, where he played in 23 games and started 20. Last season, he started all 13 games he played in, missing three with a quad injury.

The Omameh signing could be a strong indication that the Giants have moved on from guard Justin Pugh, their 2013 first-round draft pick who is reportedly visiting the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday. 

The Giants also have guards John Jerry, who has started every game the past two seasons, and Mark Halapio, who started six games last season, under contract, as well as former Browns starter John Greco.