The Giants were unable to compete financially at the very top of the market for offensive linemen, but they were able to find two likely starters on the NFL’s opening day of negotiations with free agents.
Veteran guard Mark Glowinski, 29, agreed to terms with the team on a three-year deal worth up to $20 million with $11.4 million fully guaranteed, a source confirmed. NFL Network was the first to report the deal, which, like all agreed to on Monday, will become official at the start of the league year on Wednesday.
The Giants also agreed to a one-year deal with Jon Feliciano, 30, an interior lineman released by the Bills last week. The Giants’ coaching staff is very familiar with Feliciano from their time together in Buffalo and envision him playing center for them in 2022. Because Feliciano was released by Buffalo, he does not have to wait until Wednesday to officially sign.
Glowinski spent the past four seasons with the Colts, mostly as the guard opposite All-Pro Quenton Nelson. He began his NFL career as a fourth-round draft pick of Seattle in 2015 and was claimed off waivers by the Colts late in the 2017 season. He has played 89 NFL games with 68 starts.
Feliciano, who was born on Long Island and spent the first few years of his life in East Meadow before moving to Florida, was a fourth-round pick by the Raiders in 2015. He was signed by the Bills in 2019 and last year signed a three-year extension with them. He has played 82 career games with 39 starts.
The two give the Giants an experienced and physical interior to an offensive line that needed an infusion of talent. They join left tackle Andrew Thomas as three of the likely starters heading into the 2022 season. The Giants still have two other spots to fill internally, through further free-agent signings or in the draft.
The Giants also announced the signings of wide receivers C.J. Board and Robert Foster on Monday. Board, who was due to become an unrestricted free agent, spent the last two seasons with the Giants after starting his career in Jacksonville. A fractured arm ended his 2021 season, but the Giants see him as a valuable special teams asset who can contribute on offense (he has 17 career catches for 183 yards in 24 games).
Foster played at Alabama when Giants coach Brian Daboll was the offensive coordinator there in 2017 and was an undrafted free-agent signing by the Bills in 2018 when Daboll and Giants general manager Joe Schoen were there. He spent most of 2021 on the Cowboys’ practice squad and was waived by Dallas last week. Foster has 32 career receptions for 642 yards and three touchdowns, plus two rushing attempts for 29 yards.
Engram to Jaguars. Free-agent tight end Evan Engram agreed to a one-year deal that could be worth $10 million with the Jaguars on Monday, becoming the seventh straight first-round pick of the Giants to depart after five seasons or fewer. Other Giants free agents who agreed to terms with other teams on Monday include defensive tackle Austin Johnson, who is going to the Chargers on a reported two-year deal worth up to $14 million, and special teamer Keion Crossen, who agreed to a reported three-year deal with the Dolphins worth up to $10.5 million.