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Justin Pugh | Guard | #67

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 311
College: Syracuse
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (19) / NYG
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Giants walk-year LG Justin Pugh believes he's "in the driver's seat" in contract negotiations.
Pugh is in the last year of his deal and sees a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. "I've noticed," said Pugh when asked about exorbitant salaries guards have commanded in free agency. "I know where I sit in that hierarchy. I also know the Giants need to do right by me." Pugh earned PFF's No. 13 grade out of 77 qualifiers at guard last season. The 2013 first-round pick could be a candidate for the franchise tag in 2018. May 21 - 12:57 PM

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Giants LG Justin Pugh hasn't been working at tackle this offseason.

There's been chatter about moving Pugh back to right tackle following the (re-)signings of John Jerry and D.J. Fluker, but it appears that's all it's been. "I don't think anything is set in stone, but I think I'm at left guard right now," Pugh said. "I'm not working anywhere else." Pugh did say he was willing to do whatever the team needed him to do. The topic could come up again in training camp.
Source: NJ.com
May 8 - 3:16 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Giants coach Ben McAdoo said it was "too early" to discuss moving LG Justin Pugh back to tackle.

The Giants' left guard the past two seasons, Pugh spent the first two years of his career at right tackle. It's become a topic of discussion after the Giants signed D.J. Fluker and brought back John Jerry. Bobby Hart was ineffective at right tackle last season, but the G-Men could be leery of having their best lineman change positions once again.
Mar 28 - 5:38 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh (MCL) will return for Week 15 against the Lions.

It'll be Pugh's first appearance since Week 9. The Giants had been using turnstile tackle Marshall Newhouse at left guard in place of Pugh. As Pugh is one of the NFL's best linemen, his return is much-needed good news for a Giants offense that can't seem to move the ball without slant routes to Odell Beckham.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 02:31:00 PM

The Record's Art Stapleton reports Giants LG Justin Pugh (knee, questionable) is not expected to play Week 14 against the Cowboys.

Pugh has been sidelined since Week 9, but there was some hope he would return after getting in three limited practices this week. Stapleton reports the Giants are holding him back to avoid another setback. It sounds like he should be ready for Week 15. Marshall Newhouse should get the start at left guard.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 09:39:00 AM

Giants declared G Justin Pugh, S Nat Berhe, G Adam Gettis, LB Mark Herzlich, WR Tavarres King, QB Josh Johnson and DE Owa Odighizuwa inactive for Week 13 against the Steelers.

Pugh is still recovering from a sprained MCL. Brett Jones (calf) and Marshall Newhouse (knee) are both active for the G-Men.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 03:10:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh (knee) is out for Week 13 against the Steelers.

Pugh was hoping to return this week but was ruled out after suffering a setback at practice. He hasn't played since spraining his MCL against the Eagles in Week 9. Austin Gettis will likely draw another start at left guard for the G-Men.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 01:34:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh (MCL) thinks he will be back "sooner than later."

Pugh reportedly suffered a setback last week, but he returned to a limited practice Wednesday and at least left the door open to play against the Steelers. "I think it depends how I come in [Thursday] and how I feel and if I practice and that’s how it goes from there," Pugh said. Adam Gettis filled in at left guard last week.
Source: Newsday
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh (MCL) recently suffered a "minor" setback.

It is an unfortunate injury because Pugh is one of the best guards in the league. Despite his multi-week absence, the Giants' running game has come to life in recent weeks. Rashad Jennings is a borderline RB1 play this week in Cleveland.
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 02:43:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh will be sidelined 3-4 weeks with a sprained MCL.

It's good news for the Giants even though their best lineman could still end up missing a month. Pugh will not be placed on injured reserve. Week 13 against the Steelers is probably Pugh's earliest realistic return date. Bobby Hart will start in the meantime.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 01:25:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh will undergo an MRI on his knee Sunday night.

Pugh went down midway through Sunday's win over the Eagles. Early indications were he suffered an MCL sprain. The Giants will run some tests and hope that's the extent of the damage. Pugh is their best lineman.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Giants LG Justin Pugh left Week 9 against the Eagles with a knee injury.

He's done for the game. Early reports are that Pugh might have suffered an MCL sprain. Bobby Hart is Pugh's backup.
Sun, Nov 6, 2016 02:04:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 11:12:00 AM

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.
Source: NJ.com
Tue, Apr 26, 2016 05:31:00 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.
Wed, Apr 13, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Geno Smith
3Davis Webb
RB1Paul Perkins
2Shane Vereen
3Orleans Darkwa
4Wayne Gallman
GLB1Paul Perkins
2Orleans Darkwa
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Paul Perkins
WR11Sterling Shepard
2Tavarres King
3Ed Eagan
WR21Roger Lewis
2Travis Rudolph
WR31Tavarres King
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Jerell Adams
4Matt LaCosse
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
LG1Justin Pugh
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
2D.J. Fluker
RT1Bobby Hart
K1Aldrick Rosas