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D'Brickashaw Ferguson retirement: Does it impact New York Giants?

Well ... maybe

D'Brickashaw Ferguson
D'Brickashaw Ferguson
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New York Jets premier left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday at the age of 32. That leaves the Jets trying to find a replacement for their long-time left tackle. Does it impact the New York Giants at all.

Well, sort of. Maybe. Not really. It depends.

Yeah, that's a squishy, confusing answer. Here's the deal. Some folks would like to see the Giants approach the Denver Broncos about a trade for their left tackle, Ryan Clady, who appears to be on his way out of Bronco-Land after the team signed free-agent left tackle Russell Okung. That probably isn't a realistic scenario to begin with. Clady carries cap hits of $10.6 and $10.1 million for the next two seasons. That's a TON of money to pay for a right tackle, which, by the way, is a position Clady has not played. He is a left tackle, and like most left tackles probably has no interest in playing the right side unless he has no choice.

There has already been speculation the Jets would approach the Broncos about Clady. Another option for the Jets might end up being former Giant Will Beatty.