The New York Giants have agreed to a five-year deal with Beatty, who could have become a free agent.|||||||
Beatty is entering his fifth season with the Giants. He played in all 16 games last season after missing much of training camp with a sore back. Beatty was a second-round pick in 2009 from Connecticut. He has played in 50 games with the Giants. He's made four starts at left tackle, four at right tackle and one as an extra tight end.
New York Giants left tackle Will Beatty is scheduled to have surgery on Thanksgiving to repair a detached retina in his right eye. The Giants disclosed the injury late Wednesday afternoon, saying there is no timetable for Beatty's return. He has started at left tackle all season.|||||||
Beatty, bothered by back spasms last week, was hurt Sunday night in a loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He developed blurriness in his eye as the week progressed and the detached retina was diagnosed. The most obvious solution for the Giants (6-4) on Monday night at New Orleans would be to switch guard David Diehl back to left tackle, a position he played for four years. Backup Kevin Boothe can play every position on the line and he usually takes over after an injury.
Beatty has been activated for the New York Giants' game against the Cowboys.|||||||
It's the first time he's dressed for a game since breaking his right foot in the season opener.
The Giants signed second-round pick Beatty on Thursday.|||||||
Contract terms were not immediately available for Beatty, an offensive tackle from Connecticut who was the 60th pick.