Another one bit the dust.
The Giants have cut their losses with another offensive lineman, this time right guard Patrick Omameh on Saturday.
Omameh, who general manager Dave Gettleman signed to a three-year, $15 million contract before the season began, had started the first six games at right guard before being benched. John Greco had taken over for him in the interim, but once the Giants claimed Jamon Brown off waivers from the Rams last week, Omameh became expendable. The Athletic first reported his release.
“It’s always hard when you release a veteran, especially a guy like Pat, probably one of my favorite people that I’ve met doing this,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “Sometimes it’s about the player, sometimes it’s about the situation, the numbers and all that. We wish Pat well.”
The 28-year-old Omameh failed to make an impact on the Giants’ line that has struggled as a whole through eight games, allowing 31 sacks and unable to open up enough holes for their dynamic rookie running back Saquon Barkley.
Omameh was the second lineman Gettleman spent significant money during the offseason after inking left tackle Nate Solder to four-year, $62 million contract.
The Giants cut Ereck Flowers in Week 6 after his transition to right tackle did not work out and now Brown will be the ninth offensive lineman to start and 10th to play this season for the Giants.