Soon after the NFL community saw the offensive line of the New York Jets crumble, the team re-signs Will Beatty. This means the offensive tackle will be with the Giants when they take on the New England Patriots for the NFL preseason finale.
Beatty is a long-time member of the New York organization. He has been with the Giants since 2009, after he was drafted as the 28th pick of the second round. His time with the team, however, has been marred by injuries. These intensified in 2015 after he suffered a torn pectoral injury, which sidelined him for almost six months. In September of that year, he was placed on the team's injury reserve. But, while rehabilitating his pectoral muscle, he injured his rotator cuff and had to undergo surgery.
Due to these circumstances, the Giants decided to release him in February of this year.
But, a couple of months after he was waived, a source close to the Giants organization revealed that the New York franchise has re-signed Betty with a one-year deal. According to NJ.com, his new contract with the team provides him with a guaranteed salary of $1.1 million with the potential to earn an additional $750,000 through incentives.
The move to bring back Beatty was most likely made by the Giants to add depth to its offensive roster. As seen during the team's first three preseason games, the Giants' offensive lineup has been struggling to keep up with their opponents.
However, re-signing the veteran Beatty does not automatically mean that he will be the team's starting offensive tackle. He will most likely serve as a backup to Marshall Newhouse.
Hopefully, the return of Beatty to the Giants will be enough for the team to take on the Patriots for the preseason finale at Sept. 11. As noted by running back Shane Vereen, everything will come together next month.
"There are a lot of times where the coaches have something else in mind," he said according to the New York Daily News. "Something that we need to work on, something that we don't need to work on, something that they need to see."
"It is what it is," he added. "It counts on September 11th."