The New York Giants are coming off a 3-13 campaign in 2017. That’s dismal. But things could’ve gone from bad to worse on Thursday for big-money free agent signing Nate Solder. After seven seasons in New England, the two-time Super Bowl champion would take his talents to New York. Four years and $62 million later, Solder is a Giant. But Thursday, per NFL.com’s Nick Shook, a scuffle between Will Hernandez and Damon “Snacks” Harrison broke out at minicamp. Giants beat writer Dan Duggan says it wasn’t your average scrum either.
“Snacks and Will Hernandez just squared off and punches were thrown, but no real connections. More than your average camp scuffle. Both players sent to the sideline.”
However, the worst part came when Solder ended up getting rolled up on. Thankfully, per Ian Rapoport, Solder is okay.
“Nate Solder got it checked out… and he was fine. All good.”
Not all good necessarily — you know, in the sense that a scrum like this is easily avoidable. But it’s all good that the Giants don’t have to deal with a serious injury to Solder. Again, they are coming off an awful season. The last thing they need is an injury like this to hit them. But now they can breathe a little easier. And in the meantime, new head coach Pat Shurmur better get his roster in order. Conduct like this is unacceptable. And the Giants are lucky that things didn’t take a turn for the worse.