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Giants roster preview: Versatility gives OL Ryan Seymour a chance

Could Seymour emerge as a jack-of-all-trades backup for the Giants?

Ryan Seymour at center for the Cleveland Browns during the 2015 preseason
Ryan Seymour at center for the Cleveland Browns during the 2015 preseason
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Since being selected in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks, offensive lineman Ryan Seymour has lived a nomadic NFL experience. He has spent time with the Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints and now the New York Giants.

Could Seymour, 26, turn his time with the Giants into more than just another pit stop in an NFL city? Let's take a closer look at Seymour as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp later this month.

2015 Season in Review

Just a typical season for an NFL nomad. Seymour was cut by the Cleveland Browns during preseason after being hit with four-game suspension by the NFL for a violation of the performance enhancing drugs policy. Seymour spent a week on the Bears pracitice squad, was cut, landed on the Saints practice squad, ended up being activated for the final game of the season but did not play. The Giants signed him as a free agent.

2016 Season Outlook

Seymour's time with the Giants got off to a rough start as this happened during OTAs.

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Seymour has a couple of things going for him in the competition for roster spots. First, he has experience at all five offensive line spots, a valuable asset for a reserve lineman. Second, he crossed paths with current Giants offensive line coach Mike Solari during his time with the 49ers.

Here is a little bit about Seymour. This was written after by SB Nation's Field Gulls after Seymour was drafted by Seattle. His measurables coming out of Vanderbilt can be found here.

Here is a summary from ESPN about Seymour:

Seymour is an undersized positional blocker who has the quickness and foot speed that zone-heavy teams covet. He can also keep defenders in front of him in pass pro, but he is on the lighter side and lacks power, so he doesn't generate great push as a drive-blocker and can give ground to bull-rushers.

Seymour's ticket to a roster spot would appear to be showing the Giants he can be an adequate short-term fill-in all across the line, Can he do that? Your guess is as good as mine,