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June 15, 2018
By Alexander Wilson

As the New York Giants finished up their offseason minicamp on Thursday, a few scary moments ensued as the practice came to a close.

During a running play, offensive lineman Will Hernandez shot a punch at defensive tackle Damon Harrison after he got into a scuffle with another teammate. Harrison promptly ripped off Hernandez’s helmet and swing it at him like a baseball bat. Very uncharacteristic of Snacks but  concerning nonetheless.

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Snacks just went after a player on the ground and Will Hernandez quickly jumped in to his defense and threw a punch at Snacks. True to form. https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2018/06/giants_rookie_will_hernandez_wont_back_down_from_a.amp 

Giants general manager Dave Gettleman picked guard Will Hernandez in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft to add nastiness to their offensive and he hasn’t disappointed QB Eli Manning. Is Hernandez…

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Head coach Pat Shurmur was not happy with the helmet swinging, but knows it was a product of competition.

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On the other hand, Giants’ new left tackle Nate Solder was injured on the play. A player fell on his leg which got rolled up, causing him to sit out the rest of practice.

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Solder said he thinks he is fine after got leg rolled up on during Snacks-Hernandez conflict….says of it– “those things happen, emotions rise…and you move on”

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Solder hasn’t gotten the leg checked yet, but he was in some pain as he conducted interviews after practice. Although it was only a sore knee from his perspective, you can never be too careful with the man that’s eating up $15 million in cap-space.

How essential is Solder?

Solder came over from the New England Patriots after protecting Tom Brady for seven seasons, which attests to his professionalism and unique approach to the game. Any time you can lock up a world-class Patriot, you do it.

One of Solder’s best attributes is his durability, as he’s only missed games in one season (2015). He’s been a rock at left tackle for the Patriots, and while he wasn’t considered a Pro Bowl LT, he was an above average option for the Giants. Guaranteeing his presence on game day pushes his stock even higher, as an injured Pro Bowler doesn’t have any effect on the game if he’s not there.

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One thought on “Nate Solder Has Injury Scare At New York Giants Minicamp

  1. Good article. Hernandez displayed unacceptable behavior as did Snacks. Solder not even involved could’ve been severely hurt. He was brought in to fill a vital missing piece on the line. Hernandez & Snacks should’ve been fined, Shurmur passing this off as competitive competition is wrong. You lose players because of these childish antics. You can’t even say save it for the season and the other teams, reason being your going to get penalties for that type of behavior, possibly an ejection if that was done to a member of another team.
    What happens when the Giant’s practice against other team’s,if this behavior happens someone could get hurt. It’s just not a good look and Shurmur has to take it a little more seriously.

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