The Giants, who remained in contact with the agent for free agent offensive tackle Mike Remmers, finally came to terms on a new one-year deal, according to the offensive lineman's agency.
The deal, according to the NFL Network, is for $2.5 million with $1 million guaranteed and another $1.5 million in incentives that ca push the total of the deal to $4 million.
Remmers, who underwent off-season back surgery, is believed to be the missing piece on the Giants offensive line rebuild that this year, also saw the team add veteran right guard Kevin Zeitler, acquired via trade with the Browns for edge rusher Olivier Vernon.
Remmers is projected to step in as the starting right tackle, replacing third-year man Chad Wheeler, who will compete with rookie George Asafo-Adjei, one of the team’s seventh round draft picks this year, for the backup swing tackle behind Remmers and left tackle Nate Solder.
By agreeing to terms after May 7, the Remmers transaction will not factor into the Giants compensatory pick formula for 2020.
Remmers and both general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur have a history. Gettleman signed Remmers when he was the general manager of the Panthers in 2014. After three seasons with the Panthers, Remmers then signed with the Vikings in 2017, for whom Shurmur was the offensive coordinator of a Vikings team that fell one game shy of the Super Bowl.
Remmers has started in 54 of the 65 games he’s played.