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Jon Halapio is expected to return to the New York Giants and compete in training camp to stick on the 53-man roster in 2018.

According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, the Giants are planning to re-sign Halapio as a restricted free agent in addition to interior offensive lineman Brett Jones.

The Giants do plan to bring him back, according to a source, which is not surprising since the 6-3, 315-pounder played relatively well in six starts for the Giants last season. He’ll compete to be part of the depth on a rebuilt line. The cost would only be $555,000.

At the NFL Combine, new general manager Dave Gettleman said that he liked the way the Giants offensive line players in their Week 17 win against the Washington Redskins. Halapio drew the start in Week 17 and performed well. Gettleman had his eyes on Halapio that day, and now, apparently, he has plans to give him another shot to make the roster. At a cost of just $550,000, the Giants can get away from Halapio at the end of training camp if they feel a better group has emerged up front to make the final roster.

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Halapio spent time on the practice squad in 2016 and 2017 before making his first start in place of the injured D.J. Fluker at right guard in Week 12 of the 2017 season.