Giants Sign Former Ravens OL Will Holden

Will Holden

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Will Holden during a game in 2020.

The New York Giants have announced the signing of veteran offensive tackle Will Holden. In order to create a spot on the 90-man roster, the Giants waived third-year defensive end Niko Lalos.

The latest signing comes after the Giants placed Matt Gono on the exempt/left squad list on August 3, which is a list that is used for players contemplating retirement and opens up a roster spot to be used without cutting the player.

According to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan, offensive tackle Matt Gono is expected to retire due to a neck injury that he started experiencing this week.

Andrew Thomas and Evan Neal are the team’s starting offensive tackles for the present and future. But before the signing of Holden, the Gono news left a concern at the Giants’ depth at tackle.

Rookie third-round pick Joshua Ezeudu could’ve been the next best option to step up if Neal or Thomas were to go down. Ezeudu had been working at both tackle positions during training camp. The rest of the tackle depth consists of Matt Peart (currently on Physically Unable to Perform List), Devery Hamilton, Marcus McKethan and Roy Mbaeteka.

Shane Lemieux, who has taken snaps at guard and center during the summer, has been willing to play tackle if needed.

The Giants did their due diligence and have now added experience at the tackle position.