Shane Lemieux began at left guard for the Giants of their season-opening loss to the Broncos, however performed handiest 17 of the 61 snaps on offense as he continues to take care of a knee factor. Lemieux on Wednesday was once dominated out of Thursday night time’s recreation in Washington, that means there can be a shakeup at the offensive line.
Tight finish Evan Engram (calf) was once additionally dominated out. Engram didn’t play within the opener.
Lemieux’s spot at the line remaining week was once taken via Ben Bredeson, who performed 44 snaps at left guard. Bredeson participated in handiest six practices along with his new workforce after arriving in a business with the Ravens. It isn’t sure Bredeson will transfer into the beginning lineup now. The Giants produce other choices, as they search to spot and put their 5 highest gamers at the box.
One transfer they might make is to slip Nick Gates from middle to left guard and insert Billy Worth at middle. Worth, 26, was once obtained overdue in coaching camp in a business with the Bengals. He’s a former first-round draft pick out (2018) out of Ohio State with 19 NFL begins on his resume, however he failed to carry onto the beginning task with the Bengals and was once deemed expendable.
Gates, voted as a workforce captain, began all 16 video games at middle in 2020 however has place versatility. He began two video games at proper take on in 2019 and one at proper guard. He began 25 consecutive video games at left take on in faculty at Nebraska.
It could be a chance to provide quarterback Daniel Jones a brand new middle in Week 2 of the season. The Giants might decide to move that manner, or they would possibly not. Washington has certainly one of, if no longer the most productive defensive strains within the league, with 4 first-round draft selections as starters, together with Chase Younger, taken No. 2 total in 2020.
Engram driven to make his 2021 debut this week however there was once no longer sufficient time for his calf to heal. Veteran Kyle Rudolph made the beginning in his first recreation with the Giants however was once no longer a lot of a consider his 47 snaps. Coming off foot surgical procedure that saved him out of coaching camp and all 3 preseason video games, Rudolph stuck two passes for eight yards.
Linebacker Cam Brown, a different groups contributor, was once additionally dominated out with a hamstring harm.