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Giants’ roster moves: Remmers, Akinmoladun signings made official

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Joey Slye, Jacob Thienemen waived

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The New York Giants on Tuesday made the signings of free agent right tackle Mike Remmers and undrafted free agent Freedom Akinmoladun (Nebraska) official. To make room on the 90-man roster, placekicker Joey Slye was waived and safety Jacob Thienemen was waived/injured.

Thienemen had suffered a knee injury during the team’s rookie mini-camp.

It has taken two offseasons, but GM Dave Gettleman has now completed his offensive line rebuild.

The presumed line now consists of Nate Solder (LT), Will Hernandez (LG), Jon Halapio (C), Kevin Zeitler (RG) and Remmers (RT). The newly-signed Remmers has started all 71 regular and post-season games in which he has played the past five seasons. He has starting experience at right tackle and both guard spots.

There is, of course, a chance that Spencer Pulley wins the center job from Halapio and perhaps Chad Wheeler takes the right tackle job from Remmers.

It is a largely veteran line that should be improved, and has bought the Giants some time to address other areas in the draft.