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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
Contract: view contract details

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Giants placed RT Justin Pugh (back) on injured reserve.
Pugh went for a second opinion this week which obviously recommended him shutting things down for the rest of the season. The good news is he will not need surgery, a welcome development as he heads into free agency. As long as he is healthy, Pugh should have a hot market as a quality and versatile lineman. Dec 14 - 12:12 PM

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Giants RT Justin Pugh will visit Dr. Robert Watkins this week to get a second opinion on his injured back.

Pugh looked close to a return a couple weeks ago, but he apparently suffered a setback. The Giants reportedly do not think he needs surgery, but Dr. Watkins could have a different opinion. This is not the way Pugh wanted to end his contract year.
Source: Newsday
Dec 12 - 9:50 AM

Giants RT Justin Pugh underwent an MRI on his injured back.

Pugh was nearing a return from a back injury he suffered in Week 7 but must have suffered a setback. With Pugh still ailing, undrafted rookie Chad Wheeler will draw another start at right tackle Sunday against Dallas.
Dec 7 - 2:55 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh (back) is doubtful for Week 13.

The G-Men will be without the entire right side of their starting offensive line after placing RG D.J. Fluker on I.R. earlier this week. It's a concern for Geno Smith against LOLB Khalil Mack, who most often lines up against Pugh's side.
Dec 1 - 12:53 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh (back) hopes to return in Week 13.

Speaking Tuesday, Pugh said he is "feeling better," but does not want to rush his return. With the 2-8 Giants playing on Thursday night, it's a sensible policy from their right tackle. Chad Wheeler is filling in during Pugh's absence.
Nov 21 - 3:48 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh is out indefinitely with a back injury.

The sky isn't falling in New York; it's already fallen. Pugh had mostly solidified the Giants' right tackle void after converting from left guard, and is arguably New York's best offensive lineman. Ahead of a Week 11 date with the Chiefs, Pugh's loss is bad news for both Eli Manning and Orleans Darkwa.
Nov 13 - 5:32 PM

Giants RT Justin Pugh left Sunday's Week 7 game against the Seahawks with a back injury and is questionable to return.

Pugh was seen getting stretched out by trainers on the sideline after leaving early in the third quarter. Bobby Hart has replaced Pugh at right tackle.
Oct 22 - 6:41 PM

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

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.
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

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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
WR21Roger Lewis
2Travis Rudolph
WR31Tavarres King
TE1Evan Engram
2Rhett Ellison
3Jerell Adams
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Chad Wheeler
LG1John Jerry
C1Brett Jones
RG1Bobby Hart
2John Greco
RT1Justin Pugh
K1Aldrick Rosas