New York Giants Rumors: Team to Address Tight End Issues This Offseason

By Ryan Gaydos
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New York Giants tight end Brandon Myers had 47 receptions for 522 yards and four touchdowns in 2013. It was a bit of a down year for the Giants’ tight ends after losing Martellus Bennett to the Chicago Bears during free agency last season. With new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, New York is planning on upgrading the position this offseason.

Since McAdoo comes from the Green Bay Packers‘ organization, it would be interesting to see if the Giants target some of the Packers’ free agents. Tight end Andrew Quarless has been thrown around as the perfect option for New York. Last season, Quarless had 21 receptions in 13 games for Green Bay. With only one touchdown catch, he would certainly see more than 33 targets in 2014.

Another name that is being floated around is Jermichael Finley. He is coming off a near life-threatening neck injury, which ended his season against the Cleveland Browns in Week 7. He is not expected to take a discount during free agency which may make teams not interested in him. Finley was healthy in 2011 and 2012, but only put up 10 total touchdowns. With Eli Manning at the helm of the Giants’ offense, Finley, much like Quarless, would see more targets in 2014.

All of these happenings will not be capable if the Giants do not spend money in the offseason. New York does not typically spend a boat load trying to acquire pieces to fill needs in the free agent market, but it looks like this season it will need to upgrade more than just the tight end position.

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