John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Since no one player has distinguished himself at TE thus far at the Giants’ workouts, GM Jerry Reese has not named a frontrunner, only stating on WFAN on Monday that the position will be handled “by committee.”
Reese said the following on WFAN on Monday:
“I think the jury is still out on who the No. 1 tight end is, I think it’ll probably be tight end by committee. But there are some really good tight ends, some athletic, big guys who can run and catch the ball.”
“Adrien Robinson and Larry Donnell are a couple of young guys who have been on the squad for a couple of years, but have had some injury stuff going on with them. We expect them to be healthy and to be able to pick up the slack here.”
We commented last week on the competition, lamenting on the fact that Robinson has yet to pull away from a mediocre pack and win the job the Giants had hoped he would already be entrenched in. He has not as of yet, leaving Reese to keep his options open this summer.
Under new OC Ben McAdoo’s system,the TE must be a versatile, athletic player. The Giants don’t have an exact fit right now for what McAdoo needs. Robinson is the closest thing, but he’s still quite green (he has yet to catch a pass in an NFL game).