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during Championship Weekend — are on the 2019 NFL Draft. The Shrine Game just concluded. We are entering Senior Bowl week. Draft buildup is kicking into high gear.Still Youth B.J. Hill Jersey , NFL free agency comes before the draft. The negotiating window begins March 11 and the actual signing period March 13. Between now and then we will occasionally look at some of the positions the New York Giants might target in free agency and see who could be available.Today, we look at right tackle. Ereck Flowers began 2018 as the Giants right tackle and was replaced after two games by Chad Wheeler. Pro Football Focus graded Wheeler No. 60 out of 61 qualifying NFL tackles in 2018, and only five tackles gave up more pressures. The Giants have to do better at that spot.Here are some of the players who could reach the market in a few weeks.Jared VeldheerAge: 32 | Experience: 92018 team: Denver Broncos2018 cap number: $6.875 millionPFF grades: Overall (62.4) | Pass (68.4) | Run (60.7)A left tackle when he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 2010, Veldheer has transitioned to the right side the past couple of seasons. Veldheer spent four season in Oakland and four with the Arizona Cardinals before joining the Denver Broncos last season.The Denver Post says Veldheer is still a “well-respected veteran.” The problem is he has missed 15 games the past three seasons due to injuries. At this point in his career he might fit better as a veteran swing tackle, if he were willing to accept a backup role.Bobby MassieAge: 29 | Experience: 72018 team: Chicago Bears2018 cap number: $5.1 millionPFF grades: Overall (71.5) | Pass (78.9) | Run (57.2)Massie is coming off the best season of his career, having allowed just one sack and 26 pressures in 683 pass-blocking snaps. Walter Football says “Massie was once considered a liability as a starter on the offensive line, but he has improved each year. He’s become a solid right tackle who pass protects very well.”Ja’Wuan JamesAge: 26 | Experience: 52018 team: Miami Dolphins2018 cap number: $9.341 millionPFF grades: Overall (70.8) | Pass (67.3) | Run (69.1)James is a former first-round pick and if the Dolphins let him reach free agency he figures to have a number of suitors. Walter Football says “Ja’Wuan James is a stellar right tackle, but had a down 2018 season because he played through a knee injury. He’s still young (27 in June), so he should be able to rebound at 100-percent capacity to open the 2019 campaign.”The Palm Beach Post says “James is likely to command top dollar as few 26-year-old tackles with his combination of size and athleticism hit the market. Due to the nature of his one-year deal, James was the highest-paid right tackle in the league this season.”Jordan MillsAge: 28 | Experience: 62018 team: Buffalo Bills2018 cap number: $2.25 millionPFF grades: Overall (56.0) | Pass (66.5) | Run (47.7)A durable player who did not miss a game for the Bills during the past three seasons. Pro Football Focus does not see Mills as a quality starter:Our friends at SB Nation’s Buffalo Rumblings are ready to kick Mills to the curb:Daryl WilliamsAge: 26 | Experience: 42018 team: Carolina Panthers2018 cap number: $2.046 million2017 PFF grades (played only one game in 2018): Overall (78.0) | Pass (78.0) | Run (69.3)Much like Andrew Norwell a year ago, this is the player most figure the Giants will target as they look for offensive line upgrades in free agency. Norwell, a former undrafted free agent Youth Saquon Barkley Jersey , became an All-Pro after being discovered by then-Panthers GM Dave Gettleman. Williams became a starter, and a good one, in Carolina after Gettleman drafted him in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.He’s headed to free agency, has the Gettleman connection and the Giants have a need at right tackle. Put two and two together, and the Giants pursuing Williams seems obvious.Walter Football says “Williams is Carolina’s best offensive lineman, and he’s only 27 (in August), so he’s still due a large contract despite barely playing last year.” There is that. Williams played in only one game in 2018 after suffering a knee injury that sent him to IR.The Charlotte Observer said recently that Williams is “likely to become a free agent” because there is a “monster gap” between what the Panthers are willing to pay and what Williams is looking for.The top annual salary for a right tackle is the $11.252 million earned by Lane Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles. Mitchell Schwartz of the Kansas City Chiefs ($6.6 million annually) is No. 10 on the list in terms of right tackle salary.Will the Giants see Williams as a player worthy of being paid in that range?Other names to knowBenjamin Ijalana (New York Jets), Joseph Barksdale (Arizona Cardinals), Andre Smith (Cincinnati Bengals), T.J. Clemmings (Oakland Raiders). Oh, and Ereck Flowers, Bobby Hart and Marshall Newhouse could all be free agents http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-rhett-ellison-jersey , too. Dick Modzelewski, a lineman who spent 14 years as an NFL player and another 22 years as an NFL coach, has died at the age of 87.At six feet tall and 260 pounds, Modzelewski was small by the standards of today’s defensive tackles, but a giant in his day. Gay Talese wrote in the New York Times that Modzelewski was “260 pounds of tough tenderloin with shoulders so broad that he often has to pass through doors sideways.” Talese added, however, that “When he is not playing tackle for the New York Giants, Modzelewski is a warm-hearted, gentle soul who loves to babysit for his 108-pound wife, Dorothy. But when he is playing football he is thoroughly bellicose. He wants to win more than any man since Machiavelli, Dillinger or Leo Durocher.”In 1949 Modzelewski enrolled at Maryland, joining his older brother http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-connor-barwin-jersey , Ed Modzelewski, on a Terrapins team that was one of the best in the country. Dick Modzelewski was a two-time All-American and winner of the Outland Trophy, awarded to the best lineman in college football. He was later voted to the College Football Hall of Fame.Washington drafted Modzelewski in 1953, but he didn’t get along with coach Joe Kuharich and after two years in the NFL signed a contract to leave for the Canadian Football League and a Calgary Stampeders team that was coached by one of his former Maryland coaches. But a lawsuit voided that contract and kept Modzelewski in the NFL, where he was traded to Pittsburgh. After just one year with the Steelers, Modzelewski once again was traded, this time to the Giants. That was where he found his greatest success.During Modzelewski’s eight years with the Giants, they went to the NFL championship game six times, and his presence in the middle of the line helped make the Giants’ defense among the best in football. Modzelewski also got to line up several times against his brother in the NFL, and he didn’t hold back when facing family.“Ed is my brother and I love him,” Modzelewski said. “But on the field he wears a white shirt and I wear a blue shirt and we don’t know each other.”But Ed Modzelewski wasn’t the toughest opponent Dick Modzelewski faced. That would be Browns running back Jim Brown. After a brutal 1961 game between the Giants and the Browns at Yankee Stadium ended in a 7-7 tie, Modzelewski proudly showed off his scratches and bruises and told reporters http://www.authenticsnewyorkgiants.com/cheap-ray-ray-armstrong-jersey , “Look what I got from Jimmy Brown.”In 1964 Modzelewski was traded once more, to the Browns, where he became Jim Brown’s teammate and played his last three NFL seasons. After retiring as a player, Modzelewski was immediately hired by the Browns as a scout, and then made defensive line coach. He was later promoted to defensive coordinator, and he was the Browns’ interim head coach for one game at the end of the 1977 season. Modzelewski would later have spots on the staffs of the Giants, Bengals, Packers and Lions.In 1989 Modzelewski announced that he thought he had coached long enough, and he felt that it was time to step aside for a younger generation of coaches. He spent retirement with Dorothy, his wife of 64 years, and is survived by her and their four children.

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