Cardinals’ Justin Pugh thanks Giants for Will Hernandez

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It seems that former New York Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh is grateful to be teammates with another former member of Big Blue.

Pugh is pleased to have Will Hernandez joining him on the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive front this year — so much show he publicly thanked the Giants.

Hernandez was a second-round pick our of UTEP by the Giants in 2018 and his career began with much promise. His performance fell off, however, in his third and fourth seasons, often struggling in pass protection.

Hernandez was known for his feistiness and that endeared him to the Giants but they had seen enough and allowed him to leave via free agency.

Pugh was the Giants’ first-round pick out of Syracuse back in 2013. He played both tackle and guard for five seasons before leaving for Arizona via free agency in 2018. He was ironically replaced by Hernandez that year in the draft.

In a further twist, Hernandez was signed by the Cardinals to replace veteran Max Garcia at guard. Garcia signed with the Giants as a free agent this spring.

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Story originally appeared on Giants Wire