Giants cut former starting G Omameh
The New York Giants cut offensive lineman Patrick Omameh on Saturday.
Omameh, 28, was the starting right guard in Week 1. His release follows that of Ereck Flowers, who started at right tackle alongside Omameh to start the season.
General manager Dave Gettleman signed Omameh to a three-year, $15 million contract in the offseason. He was supposed to join left tackle Nate Solder, another offseason signee, in bolstering the offensive line to protect quarterback Eli Manning.
Manning has been sacked 31 times this season.
Omameh was moved to a backup role last month after starting the first six games. Last week, the Giants claimed Jamon Brown, a former starting guard for the Los Angeles Rams, making Omameh expendable.
"It's always hard when you release a veteran, especially a guy like Pat, probably one of my favorite people that I've met doing this," coach Pat Shurmur said, per the New York Post. "Sometimes it's about the player, sometimes it's about the situation, the numbers and all that. We wish Pat well."
Either Brown or John Greco is expected to start at right guard when the Giants play the San Francisco 49ers Monday night.
The Giants were Omameh's fourth team. He previously played for Tampa Bay, Chicago and Jacksonville.
Wide receiver/kick returner Quadree Henderson, who was waived and signed to the practice squad earlier this week, has been added back to the roster.
--Field Level Media
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