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New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) during the third quarter between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) during the third quarter between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. (Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports)

Former Giants OL Geoff Schwartz criticized a pair of his former teammates, OL Ereck Flowers and former OL Bobby Hart, on WFAN Tuesday afternoon.

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New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports Images)

Former New York Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Giants released Schwartz in February to clear roughly $3 million in cap space. He played 11 games with the Giants last season and two games in 2014, missing significant time due to injuries. He thanked the organization for giving him an opportunity to play after he was cut.

Schwartz, 29, had played with the Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs before joining New York.

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New York Giants tackle Will Beatty defends as quarterback Eli Manning drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants tackle Will Beatty defends as quarterback Eli Manning drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants lost out on two top free agent offensive tackles this week in Kelvin Beachum and Russell Okung. The remaining field of tackles isn't very attractive, and the Giants may circle back to take a look at two linemen whom they cut earler this year: Will Beatty and Geoff Schwartz.

Beatty, who missed last season with a torn pec, could be cleared for action in the next few weeks, and several NFL teams could have interest in him. The Giants could be one of those teams should they not sign a veteran offensive tackle in the interim. New York released Beatty on Feb. 10, a move which saved the Giants $4.1 million in salary cap space.

Beatty just turned 31 and has had his share of physical issues over his career. Not only did he miss the entire season with the torn pec, but he also had surgery on a torn rotator cuff late in the year. That said, the NFL is so thin on quality tackles these days that Beatty will have a number of potential suitors once he's declared fit.

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New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman)
New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman)

Geoff Schwartz and Will Beatty were salary cap casualties, both getting cut, along with Jon Beason, by the Giants on Wednesday.

Beatty and Schwartz took to Twitter to offer their thanks to the Giants organization for their years with the team:


New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) defends as quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee)
New York Giants tackle Will Beatty (65) defends as quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to pass against the Oakland Raiders at MetLife Stadium. (Kirby Lee)

 

The New York Giants have released offensive tackle Will Beatty, offensive guard Geoff Schwartz and linebacker Jon Beasonaccording to ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Beatty, 30, saves the Giants $4.2 million in cap space next season. He has been with the Giants since 2009 when he was selected as a second-round pick. Beatty missed all of last season due to a torn pectoral muscle.

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New York Giants center Weston Richburg during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USATSI)
New York Giants center Weston Richburg during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USATSI)

When Giant fans are polled on what the team's major issues are, the offensive line is usually at the top of the list. Those sentiments are justifyably warranted, but looking at the statistics, the Giants' offensive line isn't in the dire straits most perceive it to be.

Pro Football Focus ranks the Giants' offensive line 20th overall in the NFL, tied with the Denver Broncos. Yes, those Denver Broncos, who are hosting the AFC Championship Game this Sunday.

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New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) is carted off the field (Phil Sears)
New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) is carted off the field (Phil Sears)

Facing the New York Jets with a healthy offensive line is tough for any team.

The banged-up Giants (5-6) face a major task Sunday going into the game against their local rivals with questions at four positions.

Right guard Geoff Schwartz was lost for the season this past weekend with a broken left leg. Center Weston Richburg is still gimpy with a high left ankle sprain.

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Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Giants guard Adam Gettis (60) in a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber)
Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Giants guard Adam Gettis (60) in a preseason NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. (Andrew Weber)

The Giants placed Geoff Schwartz on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday with a broken left leg.

To replace him on the roster, the Giants signed Adam Gettis.

Gettis, a familiar face to the team, was with them during training camp and on the practice squad for two different stints this season. Gettis was just signed off the Raiders practice squad.

Gettis played 13 games for the Redskins in 2013. He was on the Giants' roster late in the 2014 season, but was inactive for the final two games.

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham scores a touchdown in front of Washington Redskins cornerback Will Blackmon during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham scores a touchdown in front of Washington Redskins cornerback Will Blackmon during the second half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

The Giants lost a key game to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, getting down early and staying down until it was too late to recover. They threw the football 51 times and ran it just 13. That's about as far away from New York Giant football as you can get.

Statisitcs show the Giants are doomed when Eli attempts more than 50 passes in a game, compliling an infamous 2-22 record in those contests. On Sunday, the Giants got away from their running game, and the balance of the offense -- or imbalance, rather -- made them predictable and left them exposed.

Eighteen of those passes were thrown in the direction of superstar WR Odell Beckham Jr., who managed to reel in nine of them for 142 yards and a sensational diving TD catch thet drew the Giants within six points of Washington with about 5 minutes remaining.

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New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) lines up against the Buffalo Bills during the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Canton, Ohio. New York won 17-13. (AP Photo/David Richard) (David Richard/AP)
New York Giants guard Geoff Schwartz (74) lines up against the Buffalo Bills during the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition NFL football game Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Canton, Ohio. New York won 17-13. (AP Photo/David Richard) (David Richard/AP)

Giants OL Geoff Schwartz fractured his lower leg in the first quarter of Sunday's game in Washington. Schwartz was injured on a running play with 5:43 left in the first quarter and will naturally not return.

He is likely done for the season.

The Giants entered the game with two starters on the offensive line inactive. LG Justin Pugh (conccussion) and center Weston Richburg (ankle) were ruled out this week and replaced by John Jerry and Dallas Reynolds respectively.

After Schwartz' injury, rookie Bobby Hart was inserted into the lineup.

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Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz discusses Big Blue's win and the team's lack of consistency running the football.

Giants offensive lineman Geoff Schwartz discusses Big Blue's win and the team's lack of consistency running the football.

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The Giants knew their offensive line was a mess after last season. Depending on who you ask, it's still a mess two weeks before the start of this season.

On the first day of free agency, they signed LG Geoff Schwartz to a four-year, $16.8 million deal as the first step in rebuilding the line.

Schwartz dislocated his toe in Friday's win over the Jets and is expected to miss at least a month. So it begins...

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Left guard Geoff Schwartz (dislocated toe) is being sent to see a foot specialist in Charlotte, N.C., to have an MRI and be re-evaluated.

The Giants are hoping he's only going to miss about a month, including the regular season opener Sept. 8 at Detroit, but fear it might be a season-ending injury. Coach Tom Coughlin is preparing for the possibility.

"We have done various experiments with people at different spots and [Weston] Richburg has been in there," Coughin said in a conference call Saturday. "John Jerry has been in there now and played substantially (Friday). So we have had the chance to maneuver people around.

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Giants left guard Geoff Schwartz was carted off the field ?Friday night with what the team reported was a dislocated toe late in the second quarter against the Jets.

Schwartz fell after an incomplete pass. Schwartz grimaced as trainers examined him before heading to the locker room on a cart. Wide receiver Marcus Harris (shoulder) also left and will not return.

Schwartz joined the Giants in the offseason as a free agent from Kansas City.

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