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Giants roster move: Veteran OL Ted Larsen signed

Needed experience added to unit decimated by injuries, retirements

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The New York Giants addressed their need for veteran offensive line depth on Friday night by signing 34-year-old center/guard Ted Larsen.

Larsen was a sixth-round pick by the New England Patriots in 2010. He has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Chicago Bears (twice) and Miami Dolphins. He spent part of the 2020 season on the Buccaneers’ practice squad, and played 38 snaps at right guard in a playoff game against the Washington Football Team.

Larsen can play both guards and center. He has played in 137 regular-season games with 88 starts. He has appeared in four postseason games.

The Giants have been in need of reinforcements on the offensive line since the recently retirements of Zach Fulton and Joe Looney.

The Giants have also dealt with injuries along the offensive line during training camp. Currently, backup center Jonotthan Harrison is working back from an injury and undrafted rookie Brett Heggie turned up at practice Thursday with a cast on his left wrist.

In corresponding roster moves, the Giants waived running back Mike Weber and defensiv back Jordyn Peters.