Cameron Fleming has started only 26 of the 75 regular season games in which he has played. He has never made more than seven starts in a 16-game season.
Don’t, however, try to tell New York Giants head coach Joe Judge that the 27-year-old Fleming isn’t a starting right tackle in the NFL.
“I’ve played in a lot of big games with Cam Fleming starting at right tackle for us, and we came out on the right end,” Judge said. “I have a lot of confidence in Cam.
“He comes to work every day. He works hard. He’s familiar with the system and he plays with the right demeanor. I have a lot of confidence in Cam, I don’t care what his history’s been because I’ve been there through part of his history and we’ve won a lot of big games together.
Fleming and Judge were together with the New England Patriots from 2014-2017. He was with Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett as part of the Dallas Cowboys the past two seasons.
“It good that I can be a veteran leader and try to help everybody along with the offense,” Fleming said. “I’m trying to help the o-line move forward so we can be the best we can be this year.”
Fleming signed with the Giants as a free agent in the offseason. The expectation entering the season was that Fleming would be the swing tackle, with Nate Solder and Andrew Thomas starting. Solder’s opt out changed the equation.
Fleming isn’t taking a starting spot for granted.
“Whatever position they decide to put me in I’m ready for it,” he said Monday. “I’ve always been ready.”