Giants bring back three of their own free agents


The Giants said goodbye to one of their tight ends last week, but made sure they had their starter back.

Via Jordan Raanan of, the Giants have re-signed three of their exclusive rights free agents, including starting tight end Will Tye.

They also retained tight end Matt LaCosse and defensive tackle Robert Thomas, but informed fullback Nikita Whitlock and wide receiver Ben Edwards they would not be offered contracts.

Tye started 10 games last year, and had a solid 48 receptions for 395 yards and a touchdown.

The Giants still probably need to add a tight end to the depth chart, after letting Larry Donnell know they weren’t interested in bringing him back.

Whitlock spent last year on injured reserve after Lisfranc surgery, and had an otherwise eventful year. He served a 10-game suspension for violating the league’s PED policy, and was also the victim of a burglary in which his home was vandalized with swastikas and racial epithets.

3 responses to “Giants bring back three of their own free agents

  1. And Mara is working hard to bring Josh Brown back as well.
    I guess Mara figures since the Seahawks and Steelers were given a pass on their injury report violations, Mara should also be given a pass for re-signing Brown, cause after all, that too was just an injury reporting violation. Of sorts.

  2. 48 receptions for 395 yards and a touchdown in 10 games is considered “solid”? Since when?
    I would consider 5 catches for 40 yards avg. per game not great but solid for a tight end. Especially since he split time with Donnell.

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