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Giants held a free agent visit with OT Matt Nelson

The New York Giants entered free agency with a specific focus on repairing their offensive line. They’ve added a multitude of players but do not appear to be done yet.

Art Stapleton of USA TODAY reports that the Giants hosted free agent offensive tackle Matt Nelson for a visit in East Rutherford on Wednesday.

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 could be viewed as that guy. However, as of this writing, he has not been signed.

Story originally appeared on Giants Wire