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Week 4 Outlook
New York Giants LT Nate Solder has agreed in principle to a reworked deal to stay with the organization in 2021, as reported by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Solder will reportedly stay in New York for 2021, continuing to play at left tackle on a restructured contract barring any last-minute changes with negotiations. The Giants released Pro-Bowl guard Kevin Zeitler earlier in the week, a move done to stay under the league's reduced salary cap for the upcoming season. Solder was willing to restructure his contract to ensure a return to his starting role at left tackle, giving the Giants money back to help with further development of the offense in 2021.
New York Giants tackle Nate Solder intends to play in 2021 "as long as the situation is right," he told sources at ESPN last week. He opted out last season as both he and his son have battled cancer in the past and he was considered a high-risk with COVID-19.
Solder is 32-year-old and is scheduled to make $10 million in 2021 while costing $16.5 million against the salary cap this season. The Giants now have a decision to make if they are going to move forward with Solder. They drafted T Andrew Thomas from Georgia with the No. 4 overall pick in last year's draft. Thomas struggled early on but improved throughout the season. The Giants would save $6 million against the salary cap if they released Solder and $10 million if they cut him after June 1st. New York is expected to meet with him after the official salary-cap number for the 2021 season is released in the league new year. They could potentially rework his deal but time will tell.
Giants OT Nate Solder is opting out of the 2020 NFL season.
Both Solder and his son have a history with cancer, so this was an easy decision for him. He is one of the bigger name to make this decision thus far and it'll be interesting to see how many more players follow suit. The loss of Solder hurts Daniel Jones and the entire New York offense.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting that the Giants will sign free agent left tackle Nate Solder.
This is a huge get for the Giants offensive line that has continually had a turnstile at left tackle. Solder comes from protecting Tom Brady, a job that comes with plenty of stress, though he did it at a Pro Bowl level. He'll now be asked to protect Eli Manning's blindside, though this move does offer the Giants some flexibility in the NFL Draft. You have to wonder if they draft Baker Mayfield or Josh Rosen with the No. 2 overall pick after signing running back Jonathan Stewart to a two-year deal yesterday.
Patriots LT Nate Solder (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 1. The Pats also ruled out RG Jonathan Cooper (foot), in addition to Rob Gronkowski (hamstring). Backup RG Shaq Mason (hand) is listed as questionable.
The loss of Solder for Sunday's game along with Cooper and potentially Mason really hurts the Patriot's depth at the Offensive Line. This could make things tougher for QB Jimmy Garoppolo who will be starting for the first time and on national TV. It may be a good idea to sit out the young QB in fantasy leagues along with DFS.