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Giants sign Snyder, place Schwartz on short-term IR

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.

From the Giants: 

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.




11 comments
Bo Beck
Bo Beck

Ok now sign Finley or Lyria or Fred Davis

rico
rico

He started 4 games last year for the Niners

spider43
spider43

@Bo Beck .... I think I read somewhere that the reason the Packers cut Lyerla because his injury was such that he would not be able to contribute this season at all. First they placed him on IR, and then later, they gave him an injury settlement and waived him off of their IR list. So right now, Lyerla is a free agent, but he won't be helping anyone this year at all unless he has some sort of miraculous healing for his injury. I think Finely or Davis might be a more realistic signing, but I don't know what is the problem with Davis.

David Lopez
David Lopez

I don't get it. Wasn't Alex Boone available not too long ago? Neglecting to trade up one spot for Taylor Lewan or drafting Zach Martin were major faux pas by Reese.

The OL Reese neglected will be his undoing.

Bo Beck
Bo Beck

Which is why you sign him now. It gives him a full season with the playbook and wouldn't come close to crippling you financially.

rico
rico

@spider43 @Bo Beck Davis was suspended for a substance abuse issue (issues), had a DWI, and a domestic violence issue.  


I don't think the Giants go near that.

gmen
gmen

@David Lopez

Considering Lewan was picked by the Titans, they would not have traded that spot to a team that wanted him

spider43
spider43

@Bo Beck ....  I don't know what the rules are about signing free agents who have injury settlements. I mean, is it within the NFL rules to sign a player to a contract and immediately place him on IR for the entire year? When we lost Jake Ballard to New England, that was a waiver claim. I'm sure the waiver period for Lyerla has already expired, so I doubt he could be signed as a free agent and "stashed" away on the IR, but any GM and front office would know if that is possible. If it is legal to do so, and Reese hasn't yet done it, maybe the reason for that is that he has no interest in Lyerla, or that the experience with David Wilson makes Reese hesitant to sign injured players. Your idea to sign Lyerla is the kind of out-of-the-box thinking this front office needs, but is not likely to happen for a whole host of reasons.

Bo Beck
Bo Beck

They have dealt with Dheil and Hosley. Adding talent where you seriously lack it is what should matter most.