Just one day after the New York Giants signed former New York Jet defensive tackle, Kenrick Ellis, the New York Jets have signed former Giant offensive tackle, James Brewer to a one-year deal.
The former 2011 fourth round pick of the Giants started eight games in 2013 while allowing 1 sack, 4 quarterback hits, and 11 quarterback hurries over 406 offensive snaps. However, in 2014 Brewer only saw action in two games after the signings of linemen John Jerry and Geoff Schwartz paired with the drafting of G/C Weston Richburg last offseason made him expendable.
A starter at both the left and right guard slots, Brewer is still only 27 years old and, at 6’6″ 330 lbs, provides decent upside for the Jets on a low risk one-year “prove it” deal. Brewer will get the chance to play his former team next season when the Jets meet the Giants at their shared home field, MetLife Stadium, in an AFC East vs. NFC East showdown.