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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
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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. Dec 4 - 3:10 PM

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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.
Dec 2 - 1:34 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
Nov 30 - 5:08 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.
Nov 25 - 2:43 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.
Nov 7 - 1:25 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.
Nov 6 - 6:04 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.
Nov 6 - 2:04 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.
Jun 6 - 11:12 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
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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Josh Johnson
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Paul Perkins
3Bobby Rainey
4Shane Vereen
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Paul Perkins
3RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Tavarres King
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Roger Lewis
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Will Beatty
LG1Justin Pugh
2Bobby Hart
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
RG1John Jerry
RT1Marshall Newhouse
K1Robbie Gould