The New York Giants lost their most versatile offensive lineman, Nick Gates, in last Thursday’s loss to the Washington Football Team. Gates went down with a fractured leg in the first half and was spelled by Ben Bredeson.
Gates is done for the year and the Giants are now scrambling for depth on the interior of their line. Shane Lemieux, their starting left guard, is currently on injured reserve with a knee injury and is not eligible to return for another two weeks.
The Giants are searching for solutions and some of those solutions could be in-house. Matt Peart, originally the team’s starting right tackle, is now swerving as a swing lineman after losing his starting role in training camp to veteran Nate Solder.
Head coach Joe Judge told reporters on Monday that Peart could be shifted inside, a suggestion we made on Giants Wire recently.
Peart did not play in Thursday’s game and Judge was asked what the plan was for him going forward.
“We’re going to rotate Matt on through the tackle position,” Judge said. “We’ll kind of take a look at him maybe playing some stuff inside as we get going right here. We’ll kind of work around through practice these next few days and kind of see where things shake out.
“Matt’s been making big gains for us and doing a good job. I think Andrew (Thomas) and Nate are doing a good right there playing tackle for us.”
The Giants host the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday. We’ll see where Peart stands then.
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