Giants right guard Jamon Brown enters Sunday’s season finale against the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys with an uncertain future, after being claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams by the team at midseason.
According to an individual with knowledge of the team’s plans speaking on the condition of anonymity to NJ Advance Media, contract talks have yet to begin with Brown, who will be a free agent when the new league year begins on March 13.
Brown, 25, started the Giants’ final eight games of the regular season after being claimed prior to Week 10, and hopes that he has the chance to build on what he started this season.
“My true focus is on beating Dallas and giving us a chance to go into the offseason with some momentum,” Brown told NJ Advance Media following Friday’s practice. “I feel like if I do that, and do my part in helping us be victorious, everything will work itself out. As a player, that’s always on the back of your mind, because you don’t just have to play, but you also have to take care of your family.
“But, yeah, I love it here. Since I’ve been here, this organization has done an impeccable job of opening their arms to me as if I was a guy who was here from Day 1. There’s a lot of good guys within the locker room and within this building. I feel like I’ve made some good relationships, and started to create some good bonds with people that I’m really excited about and excited to nurture those relationships and see how big they can grow. I would love to be back here, if that’s in the cards for me.”
Over the course of his time with the Giants, Brown has allowed 2.5 sacks, been called for four penalties, and is viewed by Pro Football Focus as the No. 67 overall offensive guard in the league.
There is a chance that the Giants will invest either significant resources via free agency or an early pick in the NFL Draft to upgrade at right guard. If that turns out to be the case, Brown says that he learned a lot about the business side of the league from his experience earlier this season being waived by the Rams and claimed by the Giants.
“It’s been a year of growth,” Brown said. “Both on, and off the field. I learned a little bit about the belly of the business. I think I’m better for it. I learned how to adapt to change, just going from being in one organization and doing things one way to coming in here and learning the Giants’ way. I feel like this has been a good year, a good year to grow and take steps forward.”