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Justin Pugh | Guard | #67

Team: Arizona Cardinals
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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Cardinals OL Justin Pugh expects to play guard this season.
Pugh played right tackle with the Giants last year but will move back inside. It means Jared Veldheer's spot is likely safe coming off another down season. With Mike Iupati returning from injury, the Cardinals have an improved interior line. Mar 17 - 4:02 PM
Source: ESPN

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Cardinals signed G/T Justin Pugh, formerly of the Giants, to a five-year, $45 million contract.

The Colts wanted to get Pugh in for a visit, but they couldn't get him to leave Arizona. The Giants never seemed interested in bringing Pugh back after splurging on new LT Nate Solder. In Arizona, Pugh fills a gigantic hole on a Cardinals' line that is not only old, but wasn't any good. Pugh can play either guard spot or right tackle. Last year's RG Earl Watford is a free agent, or the Cardinals could simply choose to cut overpaid and bad RT Jared Veldheer.
Mar 16 - 11:17 PM

Free agent OL Justin Pugh will visit the Cardinals on Thursday.

Pugh is easily the top offensive lineman remaining, and the Cardinals have a nightmarishly bad line. The versatile Pugh should be drawing interest as a guard in the desert.
Mar 14 - 6:52 PM

Free agent OL Justin Pugh (back) has been medically cleared for football activities.

Pugh didn't need surgery and suffered no structural damage as he played through a back issue last season before finally being sent to I.R. in December. He's headed toward the open market next week and looks like a Plan B for the Giants if they miss out on Andrew Norwell. The Giants very well could have a completely new offensive line in 2018 with four or five new starters.
Mar 9 - 7:23 PM

The Giants are expected to prioritize re-signing free agent OL Justin Pugh.

Pugh had a rough 2017, missing eight games and grading outside PFF's top-50 tackles. He's still the best pass blocker on an offensive line that can't afford to lose him and should be brought back. Pugh can play multiple spots but is likely to return at right tackle.
Source: ESPN
Feb 10 - 5:04 PM

Impending free agent OL Justin Pugh (back) expects to be ready for the offseason program.

Pugh missed the final seven games because of a back injury, but he expects to be medically cleared next month. It is great news as he heads into free agency. A quality option at multiple positions along the offensive line, Pugh will have a hot market if his back checks out.
Source: ESPN
Jan 2 - 10:17 AM

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.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 12:12:00 PM

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
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:50:00 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.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 02:55:00 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.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 12:53:00 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.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 03:48:00 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.
Mon, Nov 13, 2017 05:32:00 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.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 06:41:00 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.
Sun, May 21, 2017 12:57:00 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.
Source: NJ.com
Mon, May 8, 2017 03:16:00 PM

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