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The Giants need a swing tackle — could Nick Becton be the answer?

Journeyman has experience on both sides

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Nick Becton with the Detroit Lions last season.
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Nick Becton is a journeyman offensive linemen trying to hang on to his NFL career. Can the 28-year-old do that with the New York Giants. Let’s take a look as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

2017 season in review

Becton spent the early part of the season on the practice squad of the Kansas City Chiefs. After KC let him go, he landed on the Giants’ practice squad in mid-November, and stayed there until being promoted to the active roster for the final game of the season. He did not play.

2018 outlook

Becton entered the league with the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent. He played in one game for the Chargers that year, and five with the Chicago Bears in 2015. He has not appeared in a regular-season game since.

This is actually Becton’s second stop with the Giants as he spent some time on their practice squad back in 2014.

Becton has experience at both tackles. It would seem to be a long shot that Becton could make the 53-man roster as a swing tackle, but considering the lack of depth if the Giants move on from Ereck Flowers anything is possible.