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Justin Pugh | Tackle

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/15/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 301
College: Syracuse
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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. Jan 14 - 6:23 PM

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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

Giants RT Justin Pugh (quad) is inactive for Week 13 against Jacksonville.

Geoff Schwartz will start at right tackle, with Weston Richburg filling in for LG Adam Snyder (knee). Pugh practiced on a limited basis and should have a good chance at returning in Week 14. The rest of the Giants inactives are DE Mathias Kiwanuka, DT Cullen Jenkins, LB Jacquian Williams, CB Jayron Hosley, and OL Brandon Mosley.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 11:33:00 AM

Giants RT Justin Pugh has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Cowboys.

Pugh left Week 11 with a quad injury. Pugh's fill in for Week 11, Charles Brown, was waived on Saturday, meaning newly-activated Geoff Schwartz will start at right tackle for the Giants.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 01:41:00 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh left Sunday's Week 11 game against the 49ers with a quad injury and will not return.

Pugh, the 2013 first-rounder, strained his quad in the first quarter. Charles Brown has come on at right tackle.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 02:43:00 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh has added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason.

Pugh is also fully recovered from his thumb operation. "I feel very good," Pugh said. "I'm stronger than ever." Coming off a strong rookie season, Pugh could end up on Eli Manning's blindside depending on Will Beatty's (leg) health, but for now remains best penciled in at right tackle.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh underwent thumb surgery Monday.

Neither the Giants nor Pugh ever mentioned any injuries during the season, but Pugh tweeted on Monday that he had a procedure on the thumb. The 19th overall pick in last April's draft started all 16 games for the G-Men and is going to be a major piece of the 2014 offensive line. Pugh will be ready for camp.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 09:40:00 AM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin wants RT Justin Pugh to add 10-12 pounds this offseason.

Pugh measured 6-foot-4 1/2, 307 at last February's Scouting Combine. After a rough beginning to his rookie year, Pugh righted the ship and performed far better down the stretch, particularly as a run blocker. Coughlin indicated the Giants could try Pugh at left tackle in 2014, where Will Beatty was a major 2013 disappointment and is now recovering from a fractured right leg.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 02:29:00 PM

A source tells FOX Sports that the Giants plan to insert Justin Pugh at right tackle and Kevin Boothe at center in place of David Baas (knee).

Baas is out 2-4 weeks with an MCL sprain, sending the Giants' line into scramble mode. It looks like they'll kick David Diehl to left guard, entering Pugh at the right tackle spot where he's been practicing. Saturday's preseason game against the Jets will be a good chance for Pugh to show he can handle the gig.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Giants first-round OL Justin Pugh has been medically cleared from his concussion.

He'll resume pushing David Diehl at right tackle. The Giants have surprisingly not used Pugh at other positions despite his guard-like skills. He suffered the concussion ten days ago. Pugh's chances of starting seem slim.
Sun, Aug 11, 2013 04:15:00 PM

Giants first-round pick Justin Pugh is experiencing headaches after suffering a concussion in Thursday's training camp practice.

There's been talk in New York that Pugh might fail to land a starting job before Week 1, and the concussion makes that possibility increasingly likely. Look for David Diehl to keep his right tackle position, with Kevin Boothe at left guard. RG Chris Snee, C David Baas, and LT Will Beatty are the other starters.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Giants signed No. 19 overall pick G/T Justin Pugh to a four-year contract.

The Giants get their first-rounder under contract one day before camp opens. Pugh is expected to immediately compete with David Diehl for the starting right tackle job, but he can also help at guard and played left tackle at Syracuse, where he allowed just a half-sack of Ryan Nassib in 2012.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 12:17:00 PM

Giants OC Kevin Gilbride confirmed first-round pick Justin Pugh is "in the mix" for the starting right tackle job.

Pugh worked exclusively at right tackle during spring practices and is competing with David Diehl to be the Week 1 starter. "There's no question, we needed an infusion of talent at that spot -– young talent to come in and assume starting roles," Gilbride said. "How soon that will be remains to be seen."
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 08:43:00 PM

Giants first-rounder Justin Pugh exclusively worked at right tackle during spring practices.

There's been talk that Pugh will help at guard, but the Giants want him to get one position down first. No matter where he lines up, the G-Men are going to have one of the league's best offensive lines -- especially in run blocking. Will Beatty, David Baas, Chris Snee, Kevin Boothe, and David Diehl are all back.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Giants first-round pick Justin Pugh is lining up at right tackle at rookie minicamp practices.

Pugh was a left tackle at Syracuse, but he's going to play the right side or guard in the pros. Keep in mind this was only a rookie camp. Pugh could wind up pushing Kevin Boothe for the left guard job if James Brewer is up to the task of replacing David Diehl. Pugh has short arms for a tackle at 32 inches.
Fri, May 10, 2013 06:10:00 PM

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