Former New York Giants lineman Will Beatty is being chased in free agency by the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars, according to the latest NFL rumors.
Tom Rock of Newsday confirmed the Beatty free agency status that links the lineman to the Eagles and Jaguars. This is a crucial signing for Philadelphia if they get him because there is a chance that Lane Johnson will be suspended for much of the 2016 NFL Season.
Johnson has admitted that he came out positive in a Performance-Enhancing Drug (PED) test and it could cost him 10 games in the new NFL season which begins this September. Johnson is one of the best offensive linemen in the Eagles’ starting line-up and they are searching for a temporary replacement at the spot.
The Jaguars also want to improve their offensive line as they were one of the average teams in that are last season. Jacksonville already signed left tackle Kelvin Beachum, who had good years with the Pittsburgh Steelers in previous seasons. If they sign Beatty, they expect him to play the “swing tackle” role with the team.
Beatty has played all his seven NFL seasons with the Giants, from 2009 to 2015. He has started 63 of 82 games in New York. He was part of the Giants squad that won Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.
Beatty was drafted in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft or the 60th overall pick that year.
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