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Geoff Schwartz | Guard

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/11/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 340
College: Oregon
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Giants LG Geoff Schwartz (toe) is active for Sunday night's Week 12 game against the Cowboys.
Schwartz will make his debut with the Giants. He'll start at right tackle, with Adam Snyder starting over LG Weston Richburg. The Giants inactives are OG Brandon Mosley, CB Mike Harris, OT Justin Pugh, LB Jacquian Williams, OL Dallas Reynolds, DE Kerry Wynn, and DT Cullen Jenkins. Nov 23 - 7:03 PM

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Giants activated LG Geoff Schwartz (toe) from injured reserve/designated to return.

Schwartz will immediately slide back in as a starter, but it's unclear if he'll send LG Weston Richburg or RG John Jerry to the bench. Both have been amongst the league's worst guards this season. It's possible Schwartz will take over at left guard, sending Richburg to the right and Jerry to the bench. Schwartz's return is a nice boost for the nose-diving G-Men.
Nov 17 - 2:38 PM

The Giants will not activate LG Geoff Schwartz from injured reserve-designated for return before Monday night's game against the Colts.

Schwartz was eligible to return from his toe dislocation this week, but isn't ready. Schwartz is the Giants' best blocker when healthy. His return should give the offensive line a lift down the stretch, but it's still unclear when that will happen. Rookie Weston Richburg has struggled in Schwartz's absence despite oddly making some irrelevant midseason All-Pro teams.
Oct 31 - 3:36 PM

Giants placed G Geoff Schwartz (toe) on injured reserve with a designation to return.

Schwartz, arguably the Giants' best offensive lineman, is now out until at least Week 9. 49ers castoff Adam Snyder has been brought in as depth, but this remains a major concern heading into the season. Eli Manning projects to be under a ton of pressure from the Lions' supremely talented front four on Monday night.
Sep 3 - 11:56 AM

NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reports "it's likely, but not certain" the Giants will use their short-term injured reserve spot on LG Geoff Schwartz (toe).

If so, Schwartz would be out until Week 9. Not good. Schwartz doesn't need surgery and was just classified as week-to-week by the team earlier this week. Reports on Schwartz's timetable have been all over the map. The Giants need him badly. We can't see them using the short-term I.R. spot on Schwartz if he's going to be healthy well before November. He's their best lineman.
Aug 29 - 11:10 AM

Giants LG Geoff Schwartz (toe) doesn't need surgery and is considered week-to-week.

Big news for the Giants. After it was initially feared Schwartz may miss the season, he'll be in a walking boot for 7-10 days and is considered week-to-week. Schwartz characterized it as a "minor setback." He's still extremely doubtful for Week 1, but could be back sometime during the season's first month.
Aug 26 - 9:38 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger's Jordan Raanan reports Giants LG Geoff Schwartz (toe) will miss "at least six weeks" and "possibly [the entire] season."

This meshes with what has been reported following Schwartz's exit from Friday's preseason game with a dislocated toe. Raanan at least gives us a bit of a loose timetable. Schwartz is arguably the Giants' best lineman. His loss for any amount of time would be a big one. With Schwartz out, the G-Men would likely plug in rookie Weston Richburg between LT Will Beatty and C J.D. Walton.
Aug 25 - 8:17 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Giants LG Geoff Schwartz is consulting with a foot specialist following an MRI on his dislocated toe.

Rapoport said, "It does not sound good." Depending on the where the toe is dislocated, Schwartz could miss anywhere from a few weeks to the entire season. Rapoport's comments indicate it is closer to the latter. The injury is a huge blow to the Giants' already shaky offensive line. Rookie Weston Richburg should slot in at left guard with Schwartz sidelined.
Aug 23 - 1:55 PM

Giants LG Geoff Schwartz was forced from Friday's preseason game against the Jets with a dislocated toe.

Schwartz couldn't put any weight on his right foot as he was loaded onto a cart. A toe issue is obviously preferable to a foot or ankle, but it could still be a long-term injury. It's the last thing the Giants' beleaguered offensive line needs. On paper, Schwartz is the G-Men's second-best lineman after RT Justin Pugh. Eli Manning was running for his life even before Schwartz's injury.
Aug 22 - 8:52 PM

New Giants OL Geoff Schwartz expects to start at left guard.

Schwartz can play both guard spots and right tackle, and reports have been all over the place on which position he's expected to play for his new team. That will be settled on the practice field this summer. The Giants have more moves to make on the offensive line. Wherever Schwartz plays, he'll be an asset.
Mar 12 - 4:28 PM

The Giants are expected to use newly signed Geoff Schwartz at right tackle.

It sounds like they'll be moving 2013 first-rounder Justin Pugh to left tackle, replacing 2013 flop Will Beatty. This is just a tentative plan, however, as positions will be decided on the practice field in training camp. If Beatty takes a step forward, there's a chance Pugh could move to left guard.
Mar 11 - 8:26 PM

Giants agreed to terms with G/T Geoff Schwartz, formerly of the Chiefs.

The Giants seemed to be the favorites to land Schwartz all along. Their only real competition was the Rams, and anybody would choose New York over St. Louis. Schwartz will likely play left guard for the G-Men. He can also play right guard and right tackle. Chris Snee and Justin Pugh will man the right side of the offensive line. The Giants now need to find a center to replace David Baas.
Mar 11 - 5:11 PM

NFL.com's Mike Silver reports a "battle is shaping up" between the Giants and Rams for free agent G/T Geoff Schwartz.

Both teams have extreme needs along their offensive lines, particularly in the interior. That's where Schwartz is best utilized. Schwartz can play both guard spots and right tackle. Schwartz was a one-year bargain in free agency last season, but that won't be the case this year.
Mar 11 - 11:45 AM

The Newark Star-Ledger reports the Giants are one of three teams interested in free agent G/T Geoff Schwartz.

The Rams are believed to also be in the mix. Schwartz isn't going to be back in Kansas City and is easily the top free-agent guard available. The Giants love versatility in their lineman. Schwartz can play both guard spots and right tackle.
Mar 11 - 10:17 AM

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Rams are showing interest in free agent G/T Geoff Schwartz.

A mauler in the run game, Schwartz stands 6-foot-6, 340 and can play both guard and right tackle, though his best position is inside. The Rams appear to have given up on re-signing Rodger Saffold. Schwartz looks like their "Plan B."
Mar 10 - 3:56 PM

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