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Mark Asper claimed by Giants -- what you need to know

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The Giants made a roster move Monday night, adding a new offensive lineman.

Mark Asper
Mark Asper
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The New York Giants were awarded offensive lineman Mark Asper off waivers from the Buffalo Bills on Monday. To make room for Asper the Giants waived tackle Demarcus Love, who they claimed off waivers last month.

What You Need To Know

Asper, 28, is a 6-foot-6, 321-pound guard selected by the Bills on the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the 178th overall, from the University of Oregon. He played six games for the Buffalo Bills last season, all on special teams, and for two snaps in the 2012 season finale for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Asper was originally waived by the Bill at the end of the 2012 training camp. He had stops with the Minnesota Vikings and the Jaguars in 2012. He was waived by the Jaguars prior to the start of the 2013 season and landed back in Buffalo on the team's practice squad. He was added to the active roster mid-way through the season.

Asper had some collegiate experience at right tackle.

Can He Help The Giants?

Who knows? Scouting reports on Asper coming out of Oregon indicate he can be a mauling run blocker but has limited agility. The Giants are still looking to settle the backup spots along the offensive line and apparently didn't like what they saw from Love. No harm in taking a look at Asper.

selected by the Bills on the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft, the 178th overall, from the University of Oregon.