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Jerry Reese gives Giants tight ends a slight vote of confidence

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Tight end seems an obvious need for the Giants to potentially address in the final two days of the draft. The tight ends currently on New York’s roster — Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, Kellen Davis and Daniel Fells — caught a combined six regular season passes in 2013.

However, G.M. Jerry Reese reportedly indicated Friday that the club is at least somewhat comfortable with the veterans on hand at tight end.

“We’re not going to panic because there are no names that people recognize there yet,” Reese said, according to Art Stapleton of the Bergen (N.J.) Record.

Reese also noted the club was “not afraid with what we have” at tight end, the Record reported.

Of course, a lack of panic about a position isn’t necessarily one and the same with satisfaction about the position, and it will be interesting to see if the Giants bring in a rookie to compete for a role at tight end. The Giants have a second-round pick (No. 43) and a third-round selection (No. 74) on the draft’s second day, which begins at 7 p.m. Eastern on Friday night. The club has four picks Saturday: two fourth-rounders, one fifth-rounder and one sixth-rounder.

The Giants last spent a second-day draft pick on a tight end in 2009, when the club selected Wisconsin’s Travis Beckum in Round Three (No. 100 overall).

Robinson, 25, is the lone Giants draft pick at tight end still on the roster. A 2012 fourth-round selection, he has appeared in just three games in two pro seasons, and he’s yet to catch a pass.

 

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9 Responses to “Jerry Reese gives Giants tight ends a slight vote of confidence”
  1. competitivecompetitioncompeter says: May 9, 2014 6:00 PM

    Beckham is in Seattle, which combined with Anthony McCoy coming back from injury left us free to cut Kellen Davis…. who is now in NY.

    Beckham is 4 or 5 on the depth chart. Davis might be the starter in NY.

    Yeah, definitely not a need or anything.

  2. robert831 says: May 9, 2014 6:02 PM

    The Lions really screwed the Giants by taking Ebron. They also screwed themselves by not even coming close to filling a need with Pettigrew and Fauria already on the roster. Maybe the Giants can lift one of them off the Lions with some late round picks.

  3. nygmann says: May 9, 2014 6:19 PM

    Get a TE either in Round 2 or 3. The current squad of TE’s you have is just not good enough to compete in the NFL!

  4. earpaniac says: May 9, 2014 6:21 PM

    I heard for years from Lovie and Angelo that Davis was one of the NFLs best TE, so I’m not surprised the Giants are happy.

  5. berniemadoffsides says: May 9, 2014 6:29 PM

    Jermichael Finley.

  6. pnut87 says: May 9, 2014 6:32 PM

    Hate the sound of that statement. I want Troy Nillas in rd2.

  7. kev86 says: May 9, 2014 6:35 PM

    Ebron can’t block, drops balls, low # of tds and has a big mouth. No way he was BPA at 12. Beckham was!!! Go Jerry!!

  8. rajbais says: May 9, 2014 7:00 PM

    I never knew they had any after Brandon Myers left.

    Tamme would be an upgrade over them.

  9. raynman49 says: May 9, 2014 7:17 PM

    Jace Amaro, please!

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