There is competition for the backup spots along the New York Giants offensive line. Guard Adam Gettis would seem like a long shot to earn one of those backup spots. Let's take a closer look at Gettis, however, as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
2014 Season in Review
The Giants signed Gettis off the Pittsburgh Steelers' practice squad in December and added him to the 53-man roster. He was inactive for the final two games of the regular season. A fifth-round pick by the Washington Redskins in 2012, Gettis played in 13 games for Washington in 2013, mostly on special teams. He played only 17 snaps on offense, four of those in a game against the Giants. The Redskins waived him at the end of the 2014 preseason.
2015 Season Outlook
Gettis appears to have been working with the third team during OTAs. Justin Pugh and Geoff Schwartz are the starters. Brandon Mosley and John Jerry have run with the second unit, with Jerry mixing in with the first team as Schwartz recovers from a broken ankle. Gettis has been one of the players usually taking third-team reps. He appears to have an uphill battle to make the roster with Jerry penciled in as a backup, and Mosley, Eric Herman and rookies Brett Jones and Bobby Hart in the competition. Jones, the CFL lineman signed in the offseason, has been taking some reps at guard after playing center in Canada.
The 6-foot-2, 305-pound Gettis has struggled to establish himself in the league since being drafted by the Redskins. Those 17 snaps in 2013 are the only ones he has played in regular-season action. He seems unlikely to make the final roster, and at 26 might be an unlikely candidate to be kept on the practice squad.