The Giants have re-signed OL John Jerry to a three-year deal worth $10 million, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano confirmed.
$4.25 million of the deal is guaranteed, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Jerry, 30, started all 16 games for the Giants this past season.
He has been with the Giants since 2014, starting 40 of 48 regular season games during that span.
When Jerry Reese picked John Jerry off the scrap heap in 2014 he was a disgraced player who was a central part of the Miami Dolphins' Bullygate scandal, and he wasn't considered a very good offensive lineman either. The combination of on-field and off-field issues made him toxic, but Reese took a chance.
And it's definitely paid off.
The 30-year-old Jerry has been a solid, three-year starter for the Giants. Not a great lineman - the right side of the line sure has had it's issues in his tenure - but not a bad one, either. Sure, ideally, the Giants would've upgraded. But given their lack of cap space and the lack of good options on the market, they could do a lot worse than their 6-5, 340-pound incumbent right guard.
And with his return, it appears the Giants' offensive line is temporarily set. The recently-signed D.J. Fluker will probably play right tackle, unless the Giants decide to put him on the left side and move the embattled Ereck Flowers to the right. That remains to be seen, but Fluker, Jerry, Flowers, left guard Justin Pugh and center Weston Richburg almost certainly will be the Giants' offensive line starters in 2017.
Yes, they may take a lineman on one of the first two days of the draft, and yes that player could be in the mix. But the Giants now have additional flexibility when they're deciding whom to draft 23rd overall. Their offensive line situation isn't good, but with the return of Jerry and the addition of Fluker they're not as desperate for help there as they were a few days ago.