The signing of Kevin Boothe today means the Giants will have their starting offensive line from last season back for 2013. GM Jerry Reese is putting the pieces back together for one more go-around.
“Kevin is a pro’s pro and we’re happy to have him back,” Reese said on Giants.com today. “His return will provide experience, versatility, competition and depth on our offensive line.”
Boothe is pleased to be back as well….
“I think you owe it to yourself to put yourself out there,” Boothe said on the Giants’ official website. “The entire time I wanted to return to the New York Giants, and fortunately they wanted me back.”
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Hopefully for the Giants this is last season they have to quilt together their offensive line. They really need to get top-notch talent in the door with the odometers rising on Chris Snee, David Baas and David Diehl.
The team likes the prospects they have behind these players (James Brewer, Brandon Mosley, Matt McCants, Stephen Goodin) and OL coach Pat Flaherty is one of the best in the business at developing young linemen. But realistically, they need to get a stud every once in awhile to build around.
I would like to see a high pick used on a premium OT such as Lane Johnson, DJ Fluker, Ryan Long or Justin Pugh or a solid interior lineman such as Chance Warmack, but he’ll probably be long gone by the time the Giants pick.