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New York Giants Re-Sign Tight End Bear Pascoe to One-Year Deal

February 7th, 2013 at 11:12 AM
By Dan Benton

A week ago, tight end Bear Pascoe was still waiting to place his signature on a brand new contract, and now he has done exactly that. Per NFLPA records, he and the New York Giants have agreed to a one-year, $715,000 deal that will keep Pascoe in blue through the 2013 season.

The news that Pascoe would be re-signed first came via his Father, Sean Pascoe, who told the Porterville Recorder his son would have to settle for a contract significantly smaller than he would have liked.

“I don’t think he’ll be getting what they were hoping,” Sean said at the time. “At least he’s got a job, that’s the main thing.”

Since joining the Giants in 2009, Pascoe has been a versatile asset, filling in at both tight end and fullback. In 50 career games, he's hauled in 26 receptions for 252 yards and a touchdown. However, more valuable than anything he's done on the field, Pascoe has an incredible work ethic that helps motivate his teammates and younger players.

Now that Pascoe has re-signed, the Giants have 25 more soon-to-be free agents to deal with.


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56 Responses to “New York Giants Re-Sign Tight End Bear Pascoe to One-Year Deal”

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  1.  kujo says:

    The question of Pascoe’s continued employment hinges on 2 things: whether or not they retain the services of Bennett (they should, within reason) and how far along they feel Robinson is in his development. Pascoe can be decent, but he is very much a depth-player whose roster spot will be taken by someone else should Bennett and Robinson lock down the #1 and #2 TE spot on the depth chart.

  2.  fanfor55years says:

    Love the Bear. A cheap, gritty, effective, player who has never been appreciated by most but is a terrific #2 tight end/fullback who gets the job done when called upon. Not the most talented athletically but works hard and NEVER quits.

    Plenty of good tight ends in the April draft (or as UDFAs). If they cannot sign Marty B. (I certainly hope they can) we’ll see Robinson and Pascoe out there a lot with a rookie ready to try to beat out Donnell in camp and then bump Pascoe in 2014.

  3.  LUZZ says:

    From listening the local radio here these past few days the bears have their eyes all over Mary B. They are in dire need of a TE much like we were last year. The Bears are way under the cap, so they will easily be in a position to out-bid the Giants for Marty. I seriously doubt he’s back with the Giants next year.

    •  kujo says:

      If Bennett wants to stay in New York, he’ll have to do so for less money in the short term. He seems like a smart guy who understands that the real money comes from success, not just bouncing from whichever team can give you the biggest and swiftest infusion of cash.

      •  Chad Eldred says:

        If we want him, we can easily sign him to a back-loaded deal. I’m not big fan of back-loading contracts, but for a TE it makes sense. The overall contract won’t be huge like it would be for other positions. I don’t often question Reese’s decisions, but letting Bennett walk would be a mistake.

      •  GOAT56 says:

        I agree but the Bears aren’t just some bad team. Cutler might not be Eli but he’s a good QB and the have Marshall and Forte as skill position players. Chicago is also a big city that Bennett could flourish in. I want Bennett back but a team and city like Chicago is tough competition if they are offering more money.

      •  Levito says:

        I think people don’t realize the mentality of most football players. They all realize how short the life of an NFL player is and that they don’t often get chances to cash in. I can see why Bennett would want to play for Chicago. They can use a good blocking TE and they have a QB who throws the ball a lot. He’ll have lots of opportunities there, and if the money’s good, he’ll take it.

        I know we all want to believe the Giants are THE place to be, but in reality, there’s a lot of teams out there with potential, a lot of them have more cap space than the Giants, and most of them have coaches who are easier to play for than TC.

  4.  kujo says:

    Reposting FF55′s analysis of the Canty release:

    he Canty cut means a number of things:

    1) They don’t paying aging vets who cannot keep up production because of decline or injuries, and they certainly won’t keep them if they’re a big cap number (Corey Webster beware);

    2) They have targeted a few defensive tackles in the draft whom they feel certain they can get one or more of without having to trade up in the first 2-3 rounds (I doubt they’ll go for a DT in Round 1, but they may be looking at the 2nd or 3rd round);

    3) They may think more of Marvin Austin based on practices late last year than any of us would know;

    4) They probably have a veteran already targeted through free agency that they would like (again, I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s Rogers) if they can get him cheap. If they cannot sign him cheap they probably have 2-3 other choices they’d go to. They’re not paying much for that guy; and

    5) Kuhn may be coming along very well in his rehab.

    You have to remember, this team always has a plan. If you think they just started thinking about their DT situation at the close of the season you’re nuts. They were watching what they had all of last season and drawing conclusions. They had probably started thinking about jettisoning Canty the minute they placed him on IR last season if he didn’t come back VERY strong once inserted in the lineup. When he didn’t he became an easy cap casualty.

    Other things you can bet one:

    1) They are not counting on anything from Terrell Thomas except the cap savings from cutting him and then seeing if he would consider a one-year “show me” deal at minimum salary;

    2) They are going to at least approach Eli and Rolle on modifications and extensions and see if they can get cap savings from two players whose contracts they would NOT at all mind extending for a year or two;

    3) They will be extremely reluctant to sign ANY mid-priced free agent because they will have to give up on a player they know already to bring him in (they’d have to drop a salary to pay another) and why would you sign either a mediocre 25-27 year old or a decent-but-old 29-32 year old when you can instead keep someone like Paysinger or Herzlich who are young and might still develop while their cost is very low?

    •  kujo says:

      In light of the first point you made, I’d add that Diehl, Snee and Baas all qualify as aging veterans whose production is inversely proportional to their projected 2013 salary (Diehl: $4.475 mil, Snee: $6.7 mil, Baas: $4.25 mil). There’s almost $15.5 million dollars of our cap right there, locked into 3/5 of our offensive line. Does any one think that these players deserve to make this much money, based on their 2011 and 2012 production?

      •  GOAT56 says:

        Bass might be overpaid a little but not enough for a restructure now. Diehl by most expectations will be gone. Snee should have his salary reduced but I think he will be here. We have a lot of money tied up in our OL that will grow if we re-sign Beatty and Boothe. Which is the reason I think Boothe may not return.

  5.  Chad Eldred says:

    The two positions (aside from QB) that are very difficult to transition to in the NFL are WR and DT. There are various theories as to why that is. That being said, I strongly hope that there is a veteran presence at DT to replace Canty. I don’ think anyone is expecting a blockbuster signing. I’ll go with ff55 and say that bringing a guy like Rogers back isn’t a bad idea.

  6.  shmitty013 says:

    NFL Draft Bible ?@NFLDraftBible
    #NYG Michael Boley in an interview on @WFAN when asked if Perry Fewell was a big reason for the Giants defense struggles: “I would say that”

    Pretty much confirms what most of us thought. Fewell stinks.

  7.  fanfor55years says:

    One guy I would love to see the Giants grab in April in the third or fourth round would be Logan, from LSU. Kid just seems like an athlete rather than just a fat guy in the middle of the defensive line. He’s young, too.

    My friend’s son (the freelance scout who has ZERO insight into the Giants’ thinking) say Les Miles is very high on the kid’s potential and thinks because of his work ethic he will turn out to be one of the 2-3 best of the defensive tackles in this draft within a few years.

    Actually, since we need defensive players and offensive linemen, perhaps we should just throw darts at the eligible draftees from LSU, Alabama, Georgia and Stanford and just pick that way. Those four were certainly the best offensive lines and front sevens in the college ranks in 2012.

    Give me Rhodes or Trufant at #19; Fluker (I know, unlikely to be there), Johnson (also unlikely) or Long (probably there but with great upside) at #51; Bostic at #84; and Logan at #116. Then get another few linemen, a place-kicker, and possibly a tight end. Bingo! A very good corner; an OT who could become a great one based on genes; a guy who I think would be the best linebacker on the Giants; and a quality DT with great upside. We’d still need a guard but can get a good one in the 5th or 6th round. That will undoubtedly not be our draft, but it would be a good one.

    •  shmitty013 says:

      Do you mean Lane Johnson? At this rate, I’d be surprised if he’s there at 19, forget about 51. He’s flying up draft boards like most OTs seem to do.

      •  fanfor55years says:

        I know. I can dream, can’t I? I did say he wouldn’t be there, but I think Long probably will be there. Good player and with that father and brother, have to believe he is going to get even better.

    •  GOAT56 says:

      Why did so many LSU kids come out early? Players like Logan and the OT I like Faulk are kids that normally don’t come out early because they could have been first rounders next year. Even their punter left early, very weird. I think they had 11 players leave early. But it can be a bonus because some of those guys are first round talents that we can get in the 2nd or 3rd rounds.

  8.  The Original G Man says:

    From Tom Rock:

    Asked if defensive coordinator Perry Fewell was to blame, Boley hesitated and then said: “Um … I wouldn’t say that. I would say that ultimately it falls on the players. Coaches coach, players play.”

  9.  GOAT56 says:

    Is there any truth to the rumor Snee is considering retirement?

  10.  GOAT56 says:

    Giants’ recent drafts now put to the test

    New York Giants General Manager Jerry Reese has a reputation as a shrewd handler of the NFL draft. We are about to find out whether he deserves it.

    Reese himself would tell you that the Giants look at the draft in a very specific way. They do not view it as an annual opportunity to make big-splash, instant-impact additions to the following season’s team. The Giants use the draft as a means of crafting and maintaining a deep roster that can regenerate itself with players who have spent time developing in their system.

    The cuts this week of championship mainstays Ahmad Bradshaw, Michael Boley and Chris Canty signal a time of such regeneration. The Giants make these moves — and likely more cuts to come — with the hope that the replacements for these players are already in their locker room. The extent to which that turns out to be the case will help determine just how good Reese’s past few drafts have been.

    The likely replacements for Bradshaw are David Wilson (first round, 2012) and Andre Brown (fourth round, 2009). Assuming they re-sign Brown coming off his broken leg, they’ll find out whether that tandem can effect a smooth transition from the Bradshaw/Brandon Jacobs era at running back. Brown is a guy to whom they kept giving chances until he blossomed as a power runner in 2012. Wilson is the guy they said was at the top of their running-back board in last year’s draft. Were they telling the truth? Or did Tampa Bay outfox them by trading up to steal Doug Martin one pick earlier? It appears as though Wilson will get a good chance in 2013 to show whether he was indeed the right man for the Giants’ job.

    Canty is a tough loss in the middle of the defensive line. And while Linval Joseph (second round, 2010) has already proven himself a reliable starter at defensive tackle, the Giants will hope this is the year that Marvin Austin (second round, 2011) blossoms into the interior pass-rusher they envisioned when they drafted him off his suspension season at North Carolina. That Austin pick has a chance to look really good if the young man rebounds from the two years in which he didn’t see the field, but if he doesn’t, the Giants will need to find more depth at that position.

    Boley’s most likely replacement at outside linebacker is Jacquian Williams (sixth round, 2011), who was a big help during the the most recent Super Bowl run and now likely gets a chance to show what he can do as an NFL starter. The Giants don’t place a very high priority on the linebacker position, and if Williams blossoms as a starter out of the sixth round, he’ll make that particular part of their strategy look pretty good.

    There are other spots at which change is or could be coming. The Giants are almost certain to bid farewell, for instance, to defensive end Osi Umenyiora. And while Jason Pierre-Paul (first round, 2010) might already have taken Umenyiora’s starting job, the Giants are eager to learn whether Pierre-Paul can be the relentless quarterback predator he was in 2011 and anchor their pass rush for years to come, or whether his more pedestrian 2012 season is what they should expect.

    If they cut cornerback Corey Webster, is Prince Amukamara (first round, 2011) ready to cover the other team’s No. 1 wide receiver on a regular basis? And is Jayron Hosley (third round, 2012) good enough to be a starter, or is he just a nickel corner? Can Rueben Randle (second round, 2012) and/or Jerrel Jernigan (third round, 2011) emerge as a playmaker and help make their wide receiver decisions on Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz less pressure-packed? Is tackle James Brewer (fourth round, 2011) ready to take his role as part of the offensive line rebuild?

    Lots of questions with many potential answers for the Giants as they begin what appears to be an offseason makeover of some significance. This is the way they like to operate — stocking their roster with talented young players they like, and working to help them be ready when opportunity arrives. It’s why they believe in continuity on the coaching staff, and why they believe they can spend to the cap each year without having to pound the free-agent market too hard.

    It is possible that the answers to the Giants’ roster questions lie in the early and middle rounds of these past few drafts, and if they do, Reese’s reputation as a master of the draft will be fortified by on-field results. If they do not, the Giants might find themselves in the uncomfortable position of having to alter their strategy and find some quick fixes for their holes next offseason. Reese and the Giants generally received high marks for the drafts they had in recent years. But with all of these veterans headed out of town, now’s the time when we find out just how good those drafts really were.

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