Published: Fri, March 16, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Social media explodes as Giants make Nate Solder NFL's highest-paid OL

Social media explodes as Giants make Nate Solder NFL's highest-paid OL

The New York Giants are expected to sign left tackle Nate Solder, according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Lewis is reportedly also going to the Titans on a four-year deal per Adam Schefter of ESPN. Back in Foxboro, Cameron Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle are the leading in-house candidates to replace Solder on Tom Brady's blind side.

Solder had spent all seven seasons of his career in New England after the franchise selected him No. 17 overall during the 2011 draft.

We will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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With Solder now in the fold, the Giants offensive line could be upgraded at multiple spots. After guard Andrew Norwell's reported five-year, $66.5 million deal with the Jaguars ($30 million in guarantees), it might be more expensive to retain Solder than the team originally anticipated.

Solder's departure does, however, create a hole at left tackle, and based on history, the Patriots will look to the draft for a replacement. Former general manager Jerry Reese's failure to address the problem in free agency past year led to his firing in December. He has started 95 of 98 career regular season games, helping the Patriots reach four Super Bowls including victories in Super Bowls XLIX and LI.

While his addition is a big step in the right direction for the Giants, Gettleman and company still have work to do. The one-year deal had a maximum value of $3.15 million.

Elflein was a major hit playing between right guard Joe Berger and left guard Nick Easton, both of whom started at center in the past. Lewis is a good example of that, as the team originally signed him on February 6, 2015, in a move that was an afterthought to many at the time. $20.62 million extension with New England. Solder also drew heavy interest from the Broncos, Browns, Texans and of course, his old team, the Patriots.

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