The Giants signed veteran OL Adam Snyder on Wednesday, the team announced.
To make room for Snyder on the roster, the Giants put LG Geoff Schwartz on the short-term injured reserve with a designation to return. He’ll be able to practice with the team in six weeks, if he’s healthy. He can return for the Giants’ game against the Colts.
The 6-6, 325-pound Snyder played eight of his first nine seasons for the San Francisco 49ers. He has started games at all five offensive line positions.
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Snyder entered the NFL as a third-round draft choice by the 49ers in 2005. He has played in 137 regular-season games with 87 starts – 28 at right guard, 21 at both right and left tackle, 14 at left guard and three at center. Snyder has also played in five postseason games with two starts. He has played in all 16 games in a season five times, and he started every game in 2009. Snyder was San Francisco’s starting right guard in the 2011 NFC Championship Game vs. the Giants.
Less than two months after that game, Snyder joined the Arizona Cardinals as a free agent. That season, he started all 14 games in which he played, including 11 at right guard and his first three career starts at center.
Snyder was waived by the Cardinals on April 29, 2013 and re-signed with San Francisco a week later. Last season, he played in all 16 regular-season games with four starts at left guard. He also played in the 49ers’ three postseason games.