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Giants agree to terms with OL Matt Nelson

On Thursday evening, the New York Giants announced that they have agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman Matt Nelson.

Nelson had visited the Giants earlier in the week but was not immediately signed.

The 28-year-old Nelson signed with the Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Iowa in 2019. He’s appeared in 43 career games with 14 starts, primarily at right tackle.

The 6-foot-7, 315-pound Nelson entered the league as a defensive tackle but Detroit quickly moved him to the offensive line. He had earned an overall Pro Football Focus grade of 58.0 and a pass-blocking grade of 71.6 last season before landing on injured reserve (ankle) in late September.

With Matt Peart signing with the Denver Broncos, the Giants are in need of a swing tackle and Nelson is viewed as a potential option to fill that role.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire