By Dan Benton
When the New York Giants selected Weston Richburg in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, there was hope they had found their starting center for years to come.
After a rough rookie campaign at guard, Richburg returned with a vengeance as a sophomore and established himself in the middle. He started 15 games at center in 2015 and another 16 in 2016, but things took a downhill turn last season.
Early on, Richburg struggled with his run-blocking and later suffered a concussion in Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that lingered. And when it came time for Richburg to return to the lineup, the Giants informed him he had lost his starting job to Brett Jones — a personnel change that ultimately culminated with Richburg landing on season-ending injured reserve (IR).
Now an impending free agent, the market is allegedly “exploding” for Richburg, but don’t expect the Giants to chase him.
The New York Post reports the Giants are “highly unlikely” to re-sign Richburg, who is now considered a bust within the organization.
“We thought we had one there,” a Giants source said, “but we...