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John Jerry signing: Free agent guard will return to the New York Giants

Giants setting up competition for spots on right side

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Right guard John Jerry will return to the New York Giants, having reportedly agreed to a three-year, $10 million contract. Pro Football Talk was first to report the news.

Jerry, who will be 31 next season, has started 40 games for the Giants over the past three seasons. He started all 16 games at right guard for the Giants in both 2014 and 2016, and started eight games in 2015, splitting time at both guard spots. He is an average to above average pass blocker, and a generally sub-par run blocker.

Recently-signed D.J. Fluker has starting experience at both right guard and right tackle. Bobby Hart started 13 games at right tackle for the Giants last season. Fluker could end up in that spot. Perhaps the Giants simply let the three players, maybe with the addition of a 2017 draft pick, compete and see how it plays out.

No matter how it shakes out, the Giants have at least set up a competitive situation on the right side of the line.