Giants sign former Dolphins OL John Jerry

The Giants have signed OL John Jerry, the team announced.

Jerry started all 16 games over the last two seasons for the Dolphins. Jerry had been with Miami after they took him in the third round of the 2010 draft.

He’s played in 57 games over his career, starting 45 of them.

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Although Jerry is versatile and has shown durability over the course of his career, he is not necessarily an upgrade over some of the incumbent guards on the Giants’ roster. Jordan Raanan of the Star-Ledger tweeted this just a few minutes ago….

And let us not for get that Jerry was in the thick of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin bullying case. From the the official “Ted Wells Report” submitted to the league last month:

Said Mr. Wells: “The Report concludes that three starters on the Dolphins offensive line, Richie Incognito, John Jerry and Mike Pouncey, engaged in a pattern of harassment directed at not only Jonathan Martin, but also another young Dolphins offensive lineman and an assistant trainer. The Report finds that the assistant trainer repeatedly was the object of racial slurs and other racially derogatory language; that the other offensive lineman was subjected to homophobic name-calling and improper physical touching; and that Martin was taunted on a persistent basis with sexually explicit remarks about his sister and his mother and at times ridiculed with racial insults and other offensive comments.”

I’m not sure why the Giants are bringing Jerry aboard, but knowing them, I’m certain they vetted him extensively before signing him. Jerry will learn immediately that East Rutherford is not Davie, FL. The Giants do not tolerate the type of behavior he engaged in with the Dolphins.

From Paul Schwartz of the NY Post:

Is he a projected starter or just a veteran being brought in in case Chris Snee breaks down again? Will he be a swing G/T, something the Giants need since Will Beatty is has not fully rehabbed from his broken leg? Could be both.

Probably. Being stigmatized as a result of the Miami affair, Jerry went unsigned for the first phase of free agency. The Giants look as if they swept in and grabbed him on the cheap. Another under-the-radar move by the Giants this offseason.

He will be lumped in with the rest of crowd trying to earn a roster spot this summer. It’s all about competition and Jerry should at least provide that.




20 comments
greekgod
greekgod

I like what Reese is doing bringing in a lot of players and let the best be the best of the bunch. Nice work Jerry.....keep it up and maybe we can win the division.

urda83
urda83

Great signing!!!! Only 27. 350 lbs. Can play both Tackle and Guard. Provides depth incase Snee or Beatty struggle. For those hating on the guy about the stupid scandal.... Get a life. Who cares?!? LoL. I am sure Mr. Jerry is a gentleman and a scholar. He can come to my Thanksgiving dinner any time!!! :)

Skookaloop
Skookaloop

WE are ALL SINNER's , 

in the KINGDOM of the LORD !!!

GOD Bless You , John Jerry....

Welcome to the the GIANTS....

rico
rico

gotta think that scandal was a wake-up call to the Dolphins players and most in the NFL. If Reese thinks they can do something with this kid I'm ready to see it.  Everybody deserves 2nd chances, he wasn't the ring leader just a sheep following the wolves. Let's see him emulate some real pros and maybe it's worth taking a chance on him?

Bryan Dob
Bryan Dob

Great insight john. Because jpp never threw prince into tub of ice water. Giants don't tolerate any of that stuff.

fast_eddie
fast_eddie

I am very happy with almost all of Reese's signings the past 2 weeks. This one however, doesn't do much for me. Maybe a change is scenery will help this guy..who knows.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

If he's the worst human in the league, what does that make incognito or Aaron hernandez?

Let's not get carried away here.

As long as they keep score and wins and losses mean the difference between keeping your job and losing your job, morality will always have its limits in sports. That is no ever going to change.

Lord Harry Latts
Lord Harry Latts

So, they got Thurmond who was suspended for a drug offense last year....and John Jerry, who may be the worst human being in the league. Stay classy G-Men.

rico
rico

@urda83  and they got him for 25K….the rest he's gotta earn.  I like it

blacklodge
blacklodge

@Billy Suede  It would be one thing to hold your nose and put up with the guy if was a good player. But he's not. He's the worst of both worlds.

Brian Bannon
Brian Bannon

@Lord Harry Latts Really? "The worst human being in the league"? You realize there's wife beaters, killers and rapists in the league and you pick John Jerry as the worst? Ben Rapelisberger is way worse than Jerry

greekgod
greekgod

@Lord Harry Latts  Giants got away from picking humans since Reese was appointed GM by Mara family. With the culture now in the NFL its about picking the meanest, baddest out there.

Bryan Dob
Bryan Dob

Carson and Taylor were no catholic school boys and they brought home the Lombardi twice