Injury Update | Halapio, Remmers Likely to Miss Game vs. Jets

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Patricia Traina

As if the Giants don't have enough problems to worry about, now, thanks to injury, they're potentially looking at having to reshuffle two spots on their offensive line.

Center Jon Halapio and right tackle Mike Remmers are both dealing with injuries that could very well keep them out of Sunday's game against the Jets.

Halapio, who lost most of last season due to a broken ankle, suffered a hamstring strain that is significant enough to keep him inside to receive treatment while the team practices.

Remmers, who had off-season back surgery, has been sidelined this week at practice due to back soreness. 

With Halapio and Remmers looking unlikely for Sunday, the Giants are expected to play Spencer Pulley at center and Nick Gates at right tackle.

Pulley was a Giants waiver wire pickup at the start of the 2018 season who played two seasons with the Chargers. 

Last season, Pulley started at guard for the Giants in Weeks 5 and 6 before taking over at center in Week 7 for John Greco, playing well enough to earn a three-year, $9.6 million contract extension with the Giants this past off-season.

Pulley brings a lot more experience to the position. During the preseason, he consistently delivered a sharp, smart and quick-thinking game in which he was always in the right place and doing the right thing. 

Pulleys' experience could be a help to a struggling Giants offensive line, which has had some issues with stunts and twists up front, and which has a rookie quarterback behind center still trying to figure things out.

Gates is a little less of a known commodity, though he's been with the team two years. He spent last season on injured reserve with a foot injury after flashing during the spring at tackle. 

This year, the undrafted free agent out of Nebraska, a college tackle, played well enough to earn a roster spot, though his best snaps came at guard, where he showed physicality and, at times, the ability to dominate his opponent. 

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Can't hurt to try some new guys. Pulley probably should have started anyway, although he is not big enough. Gates is a 100% wild card.


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