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Justin Pugh | Guard | #67

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 301
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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Giants LG Justin Pugh said he has gained 10 pounds this offseason.
He now weighs in at 320 pounds. "Being at guard full-time now, I know I'm always going to be in there," Pugh said. "So I thought I could put an extra 10 pounds on and I think I'm able to do that. I'm working on keeping that on throughout this offseason in the six weeks coming up." After struggling at tackle, Pugh has found his home at guard. If he plays well again this season, he could be a candidate for a long-term extension next spring. Jun 6 - 11:12 AM

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Giants exercised their fifth-year team option for LG Justin Pugh.

It's worth $8.821 million, and officially keeps Pugh under team control for the next two years. The option is guaranteed for injury only, but Pugh will play under it absent a long-term extension. Pugh was a mediocre tackle the first two years of his career, but shined at guard in 2015. He helps provide stability for a line that's often lacked it.
Apr 26 - 5:31 PM

ESPN New York expects to Giants to exercise LG Justin Pugh’s fifth-year option.

It’s an easy decision for the Giants. Pugh has been a full-time starter since getting drafted in 2013. He struggled in pass protection as a right tackle his first two years, but graded as one of the top guards in the league last season. Pugh’s option should cost around $8 million.
Apr 13 - 6:31 PM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo said he wants to keep Justin Pugh at left guard.

Pugh played right tackle prior to last season, and the Giants still have a big hole on the right side. Pugh excelled in his first season at his new position, however, and moving him would only create another hole at guard. The Giants will likely look to the draft to address multiple issues along the offensive line.
Source: ESPN
Mar 24 - 8:49 AM

Speaking Thursday, Giants GM Jerry Reese admitted LG Justin Pugh and NT Johnathan Hankins are candidates for contract extensions.

Both 2013 draft picks are going into the final year of their rookie deals. Pugh is coming off a breakout season after kicking from right tackle inside to guard, while Hankins is one of the anchors of the Giants' run defense.
Feb 25 - 2:38 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh (concussion) is listed as probable for Week 13.

It's really good news for the Giants, whose interior offensive line caved in during last week's loss to Washington. Pugh missed the last two games.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:06:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 12, while C Weston Richburg (ankle) is listed as doubtful.

It's particularly disappointing coming off New York's Week 11 bye, and a concern for the Giants' offense in a road game at Washington. The Giants may resort to a ball-out-quick pass-heavy game plan in order to minimize potential pass-protection woes. Without two of their starting interior linemen, running on any defense -- even one as soft as Washington's -- would be a challenge. Beat writers consider Pugh and Richburg the Giants' best two offensive linemen.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh is now in the league's concussion protocol.

Pugh's injury was originally called an illness, but he reportedly had concussion-like symptoms leading up to Week 9. He was inactive for that game, and it is concerning he is still dealing with complications after the bye week. Pugh should likely be considered more week to week at this point.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 12:55:00 PM

Giants declared LG Justin Pugh, WR Victor Cruz, TE Larry Donnell, LB J.T. Thomas, LB Uani 'Unga, RCB Prince Amukamara, and CB Leon McFadden inactive for Week 10 against the Patriots.

Pugh came down with an illness but was listed as probable. He's not over it, and veteran John Jerry will get the start. Cruz has a calf injury, Donnell has a neck issue, and Amukamara is still sidelined with his pectoral problem.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 03:01:00 PM

Giants OL Justin Pugh confirms he's "still a guard."

The Giants' right tackle last season, Pugh was moved to left guard in OTAs, but some thought he might be switched back to tackle after LT Will Beatty tore his pec. It isn't happening. First-rounder Ereck Flowers is manning the blindside, with Marshall Newhouse the favorite at right tackle.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 05:14:00 PM

ESPN New York's Dan Graziano expects Justin Pugh to open the season as the Giants’ starting left guard.

Coach Tom Coughlin has yet to commit to rookie Ereck Flowers at right tackle, but Pugh is fully expected to move inside. The Giants offensive line projects as LT Will Beatty, LG Pugh, C Weston Richburg, RG Geoff Schwartz, and RT Flowers.
Sat, May 16, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Giants OC Ben McAdoo says "it remains to be seen" if Justin Pugh moves to guard.

The Giants are widely expected to move Pugh inside after drafting Ereck Flowers with the ninth-overall pick. It would be a major disappointment if Flowers didn’t open 2015 as the Giants’ starting right tackle. Pugh struggled with pass protection in stretches last year, allowing six sacks in 14 games.
Sat, May 9, 2015 04:37:00 PM

Giants OL Justin Pugh says he could play guard without issue.

Pugh spent the first two years of his career at tackle, but has been bandied about as a candidate to kick inside. The Giants have yet to really address their line this offseason, only signing OT Marshall Newhouse. Pugh's ultimate fate could be dependent on what the Giants do in the draft. A limited pass protector, Pugh is best suited to the interior.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 01:09:00 PM

The Giants are considering moving RT Justin Pugh to guard.

Pugh took a step back after a solid rookie season, grading out as the No. 40 tackle by Pro Football Focus. His pass-protection limitations were exposed in an early-season loss to the Eagles, where he allowed four of his six sacks. Pugh's best fit is on the inside in OC Ben McAdoo's scheme. The Giants will only keep Pugh at tackle if they can't find an upgrade this offseason.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 06:23:00 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh (quad) is expected to return for Week 14.

Pugh has missed the Giants' past two games. Pugh's return has taken on increased importance with Geoff Schwartz (left ankle) possibly done for the season.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 02:51:00 PM

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RB1Rashad Jennings
2Orleans Darkwa
3Bobby Rainey
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GLB1Rashad Jennings
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3RB1Bobby Rainey
2Shane Vereen
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Will Beatty
LG1Justin Pugh
2Bobby Hart
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
K1Josh Brown
2Robbie Gould