Report: Giants agree to terms with guard Zach Fulton

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The New York Giants were in the market for a veteran guard after releasing Kevin Zeitler and although many thought they would target Trai Turner, the team has ultimately agreed to a deal with Zach Fulton.

Paul Dottino of WFAN was the first to report the news.

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Fulton was a sixth-round pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2014 NFL draft and spent his first four seasons in KC. In 2018, he signed a free agent deal with the Houston Texans and remained there until being released last week.

The Texans cut Fulton on March 17 to clear some salary cap space and the reviews of his play were less than spectacular.

Battle Red Blog called the release “obvious” and referred to Fulton as the “worst guard in Houston.”

One of the obvious cuts the Texans had available to them this offseason was releasing Zach Fulton. The former Kansas City guard and center, who became a worse guard in Houston, like every offensive linemen under Mike Develin’s watch, was a poor pass blocker, and his whateverness at the first level, and problems reaching the second level, added to the Texans terrible run game. He and right tackle Tytus Howard never really meshed at all.

The Giants obviously saw something different in Fulton and decided to give him a chance on an otherwise thin offensive line roster. His durability is a plus, but his performance in the eyes of some… not so much.

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In 2020, Fulton earned a Pro Football Focus grade of 63.0, which isn’t quite as bad as the reviews. He earned a career-high grade of 70.7 in 2016 as a member of the Chiefs and has never graded out below 52.2 (2019).

Fulton can play (and has played) left guard, right guard and center.

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