Patrick Omameh
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After signing left tackle Nate Solder to a mega-deal, the New York Giants add veteran Patrick Omameh to the mix at guard.

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman continued to upgrade the offensive line unit of Big Blue on Wednesday night, signing Jacksonville Jaguars guard Patrick Omameh to a deal.

Schwartz and Feinsod, the sports agency that manages Omameh, announced via Twitter that he and the Giants have agreed to terms to bring the University of Michigan alum to New York.


Omameh is coming one of his best seasons in his NFL career.

After earning a starting spot in 2016, Omameh started 13 games at left guard for the Jaguars in 2017. His play helped solidify the Jaguars’ offensive line that led the way to Jacksonville having the No. 1 rushing attack in the NFL.

Omameh was a big contributor to the Jaguars winning the AFC South division crown and making it to the AFC Championship game.

Prior to his two years in Jacksonville, Omameh had stops with the Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He entered the league as an undrafted free agent by the San Francisco 49ers, after not being selected in the 2013 NFL Draft.

He is the second offensive lineman addition for the Giants this offseason, coming after the G-Men signed highly prized left tackle Nate Solder to a four-year deal worth $62 million on Wednesday.

The five-year pro joins John Jerry, John Greco and Jon Halapio at the guard position for the Giants.

Omameh day’s with the Jaguars came to an end when Jacksonville signed former Carolina Panthers All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell to a mega five-year, $66.5 million deal. Norwell, as most know, was targeted heavily by the Giants at the start of free agency.

Seeing the Jaguars gave Norwell a big payday, Omameh should be heavily motivated to improve is play, and will have an opportunity to earn a starting spot with the Giants.

The Giants also signed defensive lineman/outside linebacker Kareem Martin and cornerback Teddy Williams to deals on Wednesday.

Follow Steven Bassin on Twitter @SBassin_Sports


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