Needing more offensive line help, the Giants nabbed former Rams G Jamon Brown off waivers on Wednesday, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Brown was released Tuesday by the Rams, who he was drafted by in the third round back in 2015. While serving as a starter for all 16 games last season, he has played in five games this year with no starts.
Brown was suspended for the first two games of the season due to an arrest during a traffic stop. Marijuana was found in his car, which violates the NFL’s substance abuse policy. He pleaded guilty to speeding and aggravated DUI, and was sentenced to four days’ house arrest as well as fines.
“It was kind of a like a careless mistake,” he told the Orange County Register about the incident. “But it happend, and all I can do now is be ready for when it’s time for me to come back.”
The Louisville product will give the Giants another option at right guard, something they desperately need as they try to figure out what line combination works. While Will Hernandez is a staple at left guard, Patrick Omameh and John Greco have both had their fair share of troubles at the position opposite the rookie so far this season.
The Giants currently average 3.9 sacks allowed per game in 2018, which is the second-worst in the NFL.