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Giants pick up fifth-year option for Justin Pugh

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Offensive lineman Justin Pugh will be a member of the New York Giants for the next two years. The Giants made that official on Tuesday when they announced that they have picked up the fifth-year option on their 2013 first-round draft pick.

A three-year veteran, Pugh is regarded as a long-term anchor for the offensive line along with Weston Richburg and Ereck Flowers.

Pugh has started all 44 games in which he has played – 31 at right tackle, including all 16 as a rookie, 12 at left guard, and 1 at left tackle.

In 2015, Pugh started all 14 games in which he played, including 12 at left guard and one apiece at each tackle spot.

Pugh, selected 19th overall in 2013, is expected to be the Giants left guard again this season.

Pugh's fifth-year option should be worth $8.821 million in 2017.

Pugh and the Giants continue voluntary mini-camp on Wednesday. Hopefully, the Giants will make Pugh available to the media following the workout so that we can get a reaction.