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.
The Giants had given him a nice contract a few years back, but he was never able to fulfill his duties due to injuries. His signing has set the Giants' offensive line rebuild back at least a year because they banked on him anchoring one of the guard positions. They were not about to circle back to him. I'm happy that he's caught on somewhere, but the bridge with the Giants had been pretty much burned. They are not about to throw good money after bad any longer.