After the entirety of Organized Team Activities (OTAs) and mandatory mini-camp, the New York Giants still have no clear-cut starting tight end. Not only did no one separate themselves from the pack, but the entirety of the unit has been relatively under-whelming. Still, General Manager Jerry Reese thinks the group could be "dynamic" — Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell in particular.
“I think the jury is still out on who the No. 1 tight end is, I think it’ll probably be tight end by committee,” Reese said during a WFAN interview on Monday. “But there are some really good tight ends, some athletic, big guys who can run and catch the ball. Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell are a couple of young guys who have been on the squad for a couple of years, but have had some injury stuff going on with them. We expect them to be healthy and to be able to pick up the slack here.”
His optimism for the group aside, Reese also implied the team will continue to keep an eye on the free agent wire as they seek upgrades.
"We're always looking for a few upgrades as we go through the offseason and into the season at every position at every position," he said. "But we expect those two young guys to come on, and they can be dynamic if we can get them going."
One potential "upgrade" that has been widely discussed and speculated over is former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley, whom the Giants have been linked to since the onset of free agency. However, shortly after Finley was medically cleared, the Giants reached out and then subsequently and abruptly walked away.
At this rate, the Giants seem destined to head into the regular season with what they have, but once teams begin to trim their rosters down from 90 to 53, expect Big Blue to keep a close eye on the scrap heap.
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