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Giants roster move: OL Jamon Brown claimed on waivers

Brown started 16 games at guard for the Rams in 2017

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The offensive line-needy New York Giants made a move Wednesday to try and bolster that group, claiming offensive lineman Jamon Brown off waives from the Los Angeles Rams.

Brown, a 2015 third-round pick by the Rams out of Louisville, was a 17-game starter at right guard for the Rams a season ago — including a playoff game. He was suspended for two games at the beginning of this season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy, and did not get his job back.

The Rams waived him on Tuesday after acquiring defensive end Dante Fowler before the NFL trade deadline.

The Giants began the year with Patrick Omameh at right guard. He has been benched in favor of 33-year-old John Greco.

The folks at SB Nation’s Rams blog, Turf Show Times, seem to think this was a good move for the Giants.

The release of Brown came as a surprise to many, as the Rams made room yesterday after acquiring former Jaguars pass-rusher Dante Fowler Jr.

The Giants got a quality player today, and one they could certainly (and immediately) use to help keep Eli Manning upright.

At 25 and with 30 starts in 41 NFL regular-season games it absolutely makes sense for the Giants to get a look at the 6-foot-4, 340-pound Brown over their final 8 games. During his four-year NFL career, Brown has appeared in games at every position except center.

The Giants had a roster opening after waiving cornerback Michael Jordan on Tuesday.