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Week 7 Outlook
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.