The Giants started the 2011 season with a number of injury problems. They will start next season with at least two players missing at the tight end position.
Speaking to the New York media Thursday, G.M. Jerry Reese indicated that he expected tight ends Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum to start next season on the physically unable to perform list, according to Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger. That would keep them out of the first six weeks of the season.
Ballard and Beckum both tore ACLs during the Super Bowl. The Giants figured to bolster their tight end position this offseason, and their injuries just makes the need more obvious.