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No obvious separation at tight end for Giants

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The Giants’ search for a new tight end continues.

On Sunday night, Larry Donnell got the start against the Bills, which made sense given the praise he has garnered in training camp.  But Donnell didn’t do anything worthy of praise in the Hall of Fame game.  The good news is that none of the other tight ends did, either.

Targeted twice, Donnell caught one pass for 13 yards.  Daniel Fells caught one for 10.  And they’re the only two tight ends who actually got in the game.

Adrien Robinson and Kellen Davis also played, but registered no stats.  Xavier Grimble had been a pregame scratch.

It’s just a matter of time before some of those five guys are gone — and before they find someone else, via waiver, trade, or otherwise.

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16 Responses to “No obvious separation at tight end for Giants”
  1. floratiotime says: Aug 4, 2014 9:30 AM

    Individually they’re terrible, but as a group . . . they’re terrible.

  2. scoops1 says: Aug 4, 2014 9:30 AM

    Jermichael Finely is on line 2

  3. chalkruz1989 says: Aug 4, 2014 9:44 AM

    Across the NFL, the best quarterbacks have a safety blanket at the tight end position.

    Drew Brees – Jimmy Graham
    Peyton Manning – Julius Thomas
    Philip Rivers – Antonio Gates
    Joe Flacco – Dustin Pitta
    Tony Romo – Jason Witten
    Aaron Rodgers – JerMichael Finley (had)
    Matt Ryan – Tony Gonzalez (had)
    Colin Kaepernick – Vernon Davis

    Eli Manning has experienced great success with a valid option at the tight end position. Especially in this new offense, having a solid option at the tight end position is a must.

  4. shjmmy says: Aug 4, 2014 9:58 AM

    Dustin Pitta ^ lol. You were doing so well.

  5. n0hopeleft says: Aug 4, 2014 9:58 AM

    The more I watched last night – the more I continue to hate the Odell Beckham pick… We needed an OL. We needed a TE. We didn’t need another WR. Randle and Jernigan are plenty capable…

  6. notthetroll says: Aug 4, 2014 9:58 AM

    Perhaps they should start the backup tackle at TE and try to shore up the protection.

  7. crenshawpete714 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:22 AM

    As a Giants fan, this really worries me.

  8. polegojim says: Aug 4, 2014 10:25 AM

    Of the few downs that were 1st team VS 1st team… the Giants offense looked lost and in chaos, while the Bills moved the ball.

    I’m unconvinced that the Giants O has improved AT ALL from last year… I see another 27 INT season for Eli on the horizon, because he’s going to feel forced to MAKE things happen.

    Don’t lay the ‘preseason’ excuse on me, they looked BAD.

  9. wiztopher says: Aug 4, 2014 10:31 AM

    Good luck trying to keep up w Philly.

  10. bigblu73 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:34 AM

    We need to give Dustin Keller(if he’s healthy) or the “serial jacker” Kellen Winslow Jr. a call ASAP! Or wait till cuts start happening, there are a couple of teams STACKED at TE and will have to let a decent one(or atleast better than what we currently have)go.

    On a positive note. I am really excited about our RB’s!!! The Jennings/Williams duo could prove to be quite effective. Williams has a little bit of that O.J. Anderson to his game. We have missed that chain moving tough running style Big Blue has been historically known for.

  11. ygkr85 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:01 AM

    First game in a new Offense, first season in a new Offense- expectations are too high.

    TE’s are serviceable, remember we (Giants) won a SB with Kevin Boss.

  12. schmitty2 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:02 AM

    Based on all the dink and dunk passes they were doing I think we can see how Macadoo plans for Eli to get to that “70% completion rate” he is aiming for.

  13. raynman49 says: Aug 4, 2014 11:14 AM

    I like Ryan Nassib’s quick release. He looks capable if something should happen to Eli behind that strainer they call the o-line.

  14. tootitan says: Aug 4, 2014 1:50 PM

    ‘The good news is that none of the other tight ends did, either.’

    Exactly how is that good news?

  15. allsport1980 says: Aug 5, 2014 1:00 PM

    Worrying about the TE position after 1 pre-season game is a waste of time.

  16. bigbluepa83 says: Aug 5, 2014 5:41 PM

    NFC East champs! The D from the line to the backs r gona b light’s out, top 5 D at some point of the season for sure

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