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Giants Add OL Jermaine Eluemunor to Boost Offensive Line

The versatile lineman reunites with offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo in New York.

The New York Giants came into free agency with holes to fill, none bigger than the offensive line. Specifically, the interior, as they’ll need two starters at both guard spots. They’ll also need someone to come in and compete at right tackle with former first-round pick Evan Neal. 

Enter former Las Vegas Raiders offensive lineman Jermaine Eluemunor, whom the Giants signed to a two-year, $14 million deal. The 29-year-old Eluemunor stands at 6 feet 4 inches and weighs 330 pounds. He has guard/tackle versatility, having had snaps at every spot on the offensive line except for the center. 

Eluemunor spent the last three years under the tutelage of Carmen Bricillo, the Giants new offensive line coach. The connection between Eluemunor and Bricillo sparked reports from the combine that Bricillo might be looking to reunite with his one-time pupil in New York.

Last year with the Raiders, Eluemunor appeared in all 17 games with 14 starts. He spent most of his time at right tackle, with 779 offensive snaps at that position and 125 at left tackle. According to Pro Football Focus, he allowed 17 pressures and just one sack from Week 5. He was mostly at both tackle positions for the last two seasons but has guard flexibility dating back to the 2021 season.

That Eluemunor can offer guard tackle flexibility probably means that the Giants are contemplating having a competition at right tackle, where Evan Neal has struggled in his first two seasons in the league. The Giants have not given up on Neal as a tackle, but he needs to be pushed rather than handed the job.

That’s where Eluemunor comes in, as he’s primarily played right tackle the last two years. If Neal wins the job, Eluemunor can be the swing tackle, or if the Giants don't have an answer at their second guard position, they could plug him in there.