Spencer Pulley
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The New York Giants have re-signed center Spencer Pulley to a three-year extension worth $9.6 million. 

Looks like the New York Giants will get another one of their offensive linemen back next season.

Per Michael Eisen of Giants.com on Monday, the Giants have re-signed center Spencer Pulley. Pulley was a restricted free agent going into the offseason.

Pulley was picked up off waivers by the Giants last September. He appeared in 13 games for them last year at the center position, starting in nine. He became the Giants’ starting center for the majority of the year after Jon Halapio went down in a Week 2 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. Halapio suffered fractures to his lower right leg and ankle and missed the rest of the year, however was re-signed by the Giants this week as well.

Pulley was waived by the Los Angeles Chargers on Sept. 1 just one day before the Giants picked him up. He started all 16 games for the Chargers at center in 2017.

Pulley finished the 2018 season with an average Pro Football Focus grade of 55.9. He most likely will be the backup to Halapio. However, who knows what will happen between now and Week 1 come September 2019.

Pulley and Halapio weren’t the only moves the Giants made to bolster the offensive line. On Friday, the Giants received guard Kevin Zeitler from the Cleveland Browns in the Olivier Vernon trade.

Pulley, Halapio and Zeitler will be looking to work with left tackle Nate Solder, guard Will Hernandez and right tackle Chad Wheeler within the offensive line group. It’s a group with depth and should improve from last season.

The Giants allowed 47 sacks last season, tied for 22nd in the NFL. Judging by quarterback Eli Manning‘s immobility and how much he needs to line to perform well, those numbers need to be down in 2019. Simple as that. Hopefully, re-signing Pulley, Halapio along with acquiring Zeitler will keep Manning upright more than he was last year.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.