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  1. Jerry Reese isn't sweating tight end

    Dan Graziano

    The awkward part of New York Giants GM Jerry Reese's pre-draft news conference Thursday came when a reporter asked him about tight end. The exchange went like this: Q: Historically, this team has relied on the tight end quite a bit. Would you be com...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  2. Twitter mailbag: Tight end thoughts

    Dan Graziano

    You don't even have to wait for an invitation, though I do tend to tweet a few out toward the end of the week. You can always submit a question for the Twitter mailbag just by posting it on Twitter with the hashtag #nfceastmail. Once a week I sort th...

    Blog | May 11, 2013
  3. Giants keep breaking up the band

    Dan Graziano

    News overnight Wednesday included the official (and long-expected) signing of Osi Umenyiora with the Falcons and the signing of Chase Blackburn with the Panthers. Neither of these New York Giants Super Bowl heroes had been expected back in 2013, and ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  4. Giants nab tight end Brandon Myers

    Dan Graziano

    The New York Giants have agreed to terms on a contract with tight end Brandon Myers, according to Mike Garafolo. He replaces Martellus Bennett, who left for Chicago after one year with the Giants, and he represents a departure from Giants tight ends ...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  5. Report: Giants to look at TE Brandon Myers

    Dan Graziano

    This one is for New York Giants fans in a panic about tight end, even though the team changes tight ends every year and always seems to get the same production out of whoever they bring in. Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News reports that the ...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  6. Giants will lose Martellus Bennett to Bears

    Dan Graziano

    It appears as though tight end Martellus Bennett's stay with the New York Giants has lasted just one season. According to, Bennett has agreed in principle on an unrestricted free-agent deal with the Chicago Bears. The Giants signed...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  7. NFC East fantasy tidbits

    Dan Graziano

    Our man Matthew Berry has his latest fantasy football column up, and it's 10 lists of 10. Here are some NFC East-related snippets from it, and my thoughts on each: Last season, when DeMarco Murray got 20-plus carries, the Cowboys were 5-0. When he go...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  8. Reese: Martellus Bennett is a blocking TE

    Dan Graziano

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- I have lots of stuff still in the notebook from my time at New York Giants training camp. Our "Camp Confidential" on the Giants should roll out at some point today, and I have more stories and notes planned on the Giants for the early...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  9. Jake Ballard is now on the Patriots

    Dan Graziano

    Bill Belichick's quest to take over the world with an army of tight ends has cost the New York Giants Jake Ballard. The Giants waived Ballard, who tore his ACL in the Super Bowl, on Monday thinking he'd clear waivers and they'd be able to sign him ri...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  10. OK, so what about Kellen Winslow?

    Dan Graziano

    I was kind of surprised it look that long, actually. There was maybe a two-hour window between the time Monday morning that the news broke about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers shopping (and, more likely, cutting) tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. and when pe...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  11. Todd McShay's Giants draft 'scenarios'

    Dan Graziano

    We did this for the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday, and it only seems fair to keep it up for the other teams in our division (other than the Redskins, whose draft scenarios are too simple to warrant a whole post). Let's look at Todd McShay's latest mock...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  12. Giants to sign Martellus Bennett

    Dan Graziano

    After a day of meeting with the New York Giants in New Jersey, former Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett tweeted a short time ago that he was "officially a New York Giant!!" Bennett deleted the tweet soon thereafter, as he'd done Tuesday nigh...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  13. NFC East Tuesday: How was your day?

    Dan Graziano

    You've waited, speculated, hoped and fretted for months, and today it finally arrived -- the start of NFL free agency. It was a busy and hectic day, as it often is, and it's liable to continue into the wee hours of the morning. But for now, as we cre...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  14. Giants TE Jake Ballard injured, too

    Dan Graziano

    INDIANAPOLIS - The New York Giants already lost backup tight end Travis Beckum to a knee injury in the first half of Super Bowl XLVI, and it appears as though they have lost starting tight end Jake Ballard to a knee injury as well. Ballard injured hi...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  15. Giants' Beckum tears ACL in Super Bowl

    Dan Graziano

    INDIANAPOLIS - New York Giants tight end Travis Beckum suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the second quarter of the Super Bowl on Sunday night against the New England Patriots. He is obviously out for the remainder of the...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  16. Giants-49ers: Injuries, weather, zebras

    Dan Graziano

    Only a little more than 48 hours now until kickoff of the NFC Championship Game between the New York Giants and the 49ers in San Francisco, and we have a few updates on some issues that might be important to you as you fret about it. First, on the...

    Blog | January 20, 2012