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Report: Giants won’t re-sign Larry Donnell

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 01: Patrick Chung #23 of the New England Patriots breaks up a pass intended for Larry Donnell #84 of the New York Giants during their preseason game at MetLife Stadium on September 1, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Giants released wide receiver Victor Cruz and running back Rashad Jennings on Monday and there will reportedly be more changes coming on the offensive side of the ball.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the team will not re-sign impending free agent tight end Larry Donnell.

Donnell spent the last four seasons with the Giants and turned in a productive 2014 season with 63 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns. The next two years saw him battle neck injuries and inconsistency as a receiver and he caught 44 passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns in 22 appearances.

The Giants still have Will Tye at tight end and it would seem a likely spot for them to address this offseason as they try to get more out of their offense after an ineffective 2016 campaign.

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6 Responses to “Report: Giants won’t re-sign Larry Donnell”
  1. kissbillsrings says: Feb 13, 2017 4:34 PM

    Probably go after Bennet….

  2. gmen5280 says: Feb 13, 2017 5:00 PM

    Larry just never took that next step after 2014 be it injury or being in the dog house.

    The giants OL need as much help as then can get from the TE position. Bennett is 30 and they should have kept him the back the first time he was with the Giants.
    I would look at Luke Wilson or Dion Sims. They don’t have the blocking acumen of Bennett, but will be younger and cheaper and good safety net for Eli. Use the saved funds on more OL help or JPP/Hankins replacements.

  3. bergencountyjc says: Feb 13, 2017 5:30 PM

    I’d love to have Bennett back, still don’t understand what they didn’t see in him after only a year and the great blocking he brought in. At least now the FO has the proof this guy is the real deal.

  4. dtm1088 says: Feb 13, 2017 5:41 PM

    A Tight End who couldn’t catch, block, or run routes. Can’t believe he is not getting re-signed. This position was by far the biggest problem for the Giants offense. Their top TE was an undrafted Full Back. Upgrade at Tackle and TE and they may have something this year.

  5. veracityguy says: Feb 13, 2017 5:44 PM

    A flash in the pan guy who will never be better than mediocre.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 14, 2017 12:34 AM

    gmen5280 says:
    Feb 13, 2017 5:00 PM
    Larry just never took that next step after 2014 be it injury or being in the dog house.

    The giants OL need as much help as then can get from the TE position. Bennett is 30 and they should have kept him the back the first time he was with the Giants.
    I would look at Luke Wilson or Dion Sims. They don’t have the blocking acumen of Bennett, but will be younger and cheaper and good safety net for Eli. Use the saved funds on more OL help or JPP/Hankins replacements.
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    Replacements? Neither JP or Big Hank are leaving… Giants have plenty enough cash when they finish with March 1 cuts to re-sign them and still pursue a free agent or two.

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