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Jacksonville Jaguars – Potential cut candidate No. 5: OT Nate Solder
If the Jaguars aren’t interested in pursuing Ty Sambrailo but still want to bolster their offensive line, New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder is another option. The 2011 first-round pick opted out last season and hasn’t been as solid as he was early in his career.
Solder hasn’t played football in 18 months. Insider Jordan Raanan says he’s is currently competing with Matt Peart for the starting right tackle job and probably a roster spot on the Giants’ roster. The Colorado product won two Super Bowl rings with the New England Patriots, spending the first seven years of his football career in Foxborough.
Looking for a payday, Solder signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the G-Men. He was never a top offensive lineman and he has not earned Pro Bowl nor All-Pro honors during his stint in the Big Apple, so the Giants could be having second thoughts. In retrospect, Solder benefited from New York’s need at left tackle. He happened to be the best player available at the time.
Solder already peaked and is currently 33. His best days are behind but he could still have some gas left in the tank. If Big Blue releases him, he won’t probably get another big contract but he could still make an impact in the right situation. Would the Jacksonville Jaguars fit that description? Maybe, but they would definitely benefit from his leadership and playing experience. He could be a positive influence on the Jags’ offensive line.
The Jaguars should give Solder a call if the Giants release him. Even if he turns them down, it doesn’t hurt to ask. As the old adage says, you miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.