Much has been made of Sean Locklear’s placement on IR for the New York Giants. There’s no question that it is a big blow to this team. Locklear was another one of Jerry Reese’s under the radar signings that ended up producing quite well for this team. The team could use some additional depth at the tackle position to help backup David Diehl and Will Beatty. James Brewer right now is the only guy. So who could they get?
Well, they just waived Selvish Capers, but he’s more of a guard. Adam Koets was just waived by the New England Patriots, but again, he’s a guard. Could Kareem McKenzie be an answer as a depth move?
Did he have the greatest of seasons last year? No. However, he knows the system and with a month to go in the season, you don’t want someone to come in and try to learn a system and be one play away from playing.
I have no idea if he’s still in playing shape, or what he has been doing, or even if he’s interested in playing still, however, I fully expect him to at least be contacted. He could be one of those guys who once they are done playing, they are done and don’t bother contacting him.
There’s no question the Giants need to make some sort of move to give them depth along the line, especially at the tackle position. Whether its McKenzie, or even a Tony Ugoh who they had for a time last year, expect them to make a move and quickly.