The Giants are meeting with offensive lineman Mike Remmers on Friday and it is possible he could be the final piece of Big Blue's o-line puzzle.
After trading for Kevin Zeitler, the Giants have shored up the entire offensive line with the exception of right tackle, which currently belongs to Chad Wheeler.
Here is what you need to know about the 29-year-old, six-year veteran, Remmers:
1) He has versatility
Remmers has experience playing both right guard and right tackle. Obviously, the Giants need him as a tackle but his versatility could be beneficial in case of any injuries.
2) He has ties to both Pat Shurmur and Dave Gettleman
Remmers was signed by Gettleman during his reign as Carolina Panthers GM in October of 2014 and replaced an injured Amini Silatolu at right tackle for the final five games of the season. The following season he beat out rookie Daryl Williams for the starting job and Carolina went 15-1 before losing the Super Bowl to the Broncos.
Remmers inked a five-year, $30 million contract with the Vikings in 2017, when Pat Shurmur was offensive coordinator and started 11 games at right guard. He was moved to right guard, however, in 2018, after Shurmur had left to become the Giants head coach.
3) He's a journeyman who cycled through five teams before his first starting role
Remmers was signed by the Denver Broncos in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Oregon State. He was cut by the team after the preseason and signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to their practice squad. He was cut by the Bucs in 2013 before being signed by the then-San Diego Chargers. He played one game in one moth with the Chargers before he was cut and signed off waivers by the Minnesota Vikings.
He started the 2014 season in the Vikings practice squad before he was cut and picked up by the then-St. Louis Rams. He last a few weeks with the Rams before he finally got his chance with the Panthers.
4) He was cut by Vikings due to "failed physical designation"
Remmers has an unknown injury, which could have factored into why the Vikings released after just two years on a five-year, $30 million deal. He was on the team's injury report in Week 17 with a back injury but managed to play the entire game. The Vikings may still bring Remmers back, though, just on a lesser deal, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press.