NFL Rumors: 5 Teams That Might Make a Play for Shaun O'Hara

Joseph BrunoCorrespondent IJuly 27, 2011

NFL Rumors: 5 Teams That Might Make a Play for Shaun O'Hara

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    The New York Giants made a lot of changes on their offensive line and released their starting center Shaun O’Hara.

    O’Hara is 34 and had been the Giants' starting center for the past seven seasons. However, he is coming off an injury plagued season in 2010 where he only appeared in six games.

    He had surgery on both his ankle and foot in the offseason and there had been some question to whether or not he’d be ready for the start of the season.

    There should still be a market out there for O’Hara and here are five teams that could be interested in bringing in the veteran center.

New York Giants

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    Even though the Giants just released Shaun O’Hara, it would not surprise me to see the team try and re-sign the veteran.

    The Giants do not really have a replacement on the roster at the moment and cutting him in the first place may have just been a temporary salary cap move.

New Orleans Saints

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    The New Orleans Saints were ranked 28th in the NFL in rushing in 2010 and only have second-year center Matt Tennant on the roster right now.

    Shaun O’Hara could really help the Saints run game and would be able to help continue the development of Tennant for the future.

Atlanta Falcons

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    The Atlanta Falcons have three starting offensive linemen as free agents in guards Harvey Dahl and Justin Blalcok and tackle Tyson Clabo.

    O’Hara could step in and play guard for the Falcons while providing some position versatility for the team.  

Arizona Cardinals

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    The Arizona Cardinals had one of the worst offenses in the NFL in 2010 and have already lost Alan Faneca to retirement on the offensive line.

    According to espn.com the Cardinals do not even have a center on the roster right now so O’Hara could come in and help both the passing and running game.

Cincinnati Bengals

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    The Cincinnati Bengals are a mess and could be starting rookie quarterback Andy Dalton when the season starts.

    The team only has one center on the roster according to espn.com and O’Hara could really help the development process with Dalton.