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Giants 90-Man Roster: Adam Gettis Hopes To Stick Around Again

Backup offensive lineman first joined Giants late in 2014 season

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Adam Gettis
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Adam Gettis has been an on-again, off-again member of the New York Giants since late in the 2014. Signed off the Pittsburgh Steelers practice squad to help the Giants finish the season, Gettis has been on the roster at times, on the practice squad at others, cut at least once and briefly spent time with the Oakland Raiders in 2015.

Let’s take a closer look at Gettis as we continue player-by-player profiles of the Giants’ 90-man roster.

2016 Season In Review

Gettis played in three games, with one start at left guard, during the 2016 season. He also spent some time on the practice, and some time unemployed.

2017 Season Outlook

Gettis, 28, is a classic journeyman offensive lineman. Question is, will his journey keep him with the Giants this season? That might depend on the health of the linemen who appear to be in front of him on the Giants’ depth chart, and on how many offensive linemen the Giants ultimately decide to keep.

Right now, if everyone remains healthy it seems pretty certain that eight linemen should have roster spots. Starters (assuming the lineup does not change) Ereck Flowers, Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, John Jerry and Bobby Hart. Reserves would be Fluker, backup center/guard Brett Jones and rookie tackle Adam Bisnowaty.

Would the Giants keep a ninth offensive lineman? Quite often last season they only had seven active on game days, so that seems like a stretch. Unless, of course, someone like Gettis forces his way on to the roster.