The New York Giants "working to sign" veteran offensive guard Adam Snyder, according to a report Tuesday night by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1. Snyder, entering his 10th season, was cut Saturday by the San Francisco 49ers.
Snyder, 32, has 87 starts in 137 career NFL games. He is primarily a guard at this point in his career but has started games at every position along the offensive line.
The Giants are looking for healthy bodies as backups along their offensive line. Geoff Schwartz is out several weeks with a dislocated toe and could still be headed to short-term IR. Brandon Mosley has not practiced in more than a week due to a back injury. James Brewer (back) and Charles Brown (shoulder) sat out the final preseason game vs. the New England Patriots. Their status is currently unknown.
A glance at Snyder's Pro Football Focus grades over the years leaves you unimpressed.
2013, -1.4; 2012, -19.0, 2011, -28.9; 2010, +3.7, 2009, -9.3; 2008, -33.0.
The Giants, however, are likely not looking at Snyder as a permanent solution along their offensive line. With the injuries and inexperience they have they are likely looking at Snyder as a veteran player who could adequately step in as an emergency short-term replacement. That is a role @NinersNation tweeted Tuesday night that Snyder is "perfect" for.
@bigblueview Definitely best suited for reserve work. Should not be a regular starter— Niners Nation (@NinersNation) September 3, 2014
We will keep you posted if there are further developments here.