Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Martellus Bennett to visit Giants
By Dan Graziano
The New York Giants need a tight end, having lost two of them to major knee injuries in the Super Bowl, and they appear to have their eye on former Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett. Todd Archer and Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com are reporting that Bennett will visit the Giants, and these first-day visits very often lead to quick deals.
Bennett just turned 25 three days ago and is an impressive physical specimen at 6-foot-6, 270 pounds. The Cowboys had worked hard over the past past several years to find a productive role for him as the No. 2 tight end in their offense behind Jason Witten. But a series of dropped balls and bonehead plays in the passing game limited Bennett's development, and the Cowboys soured on him to the point where they allowed him to hit the market.
Now, that doesn't mean he can't be a good player for the Giants. Again, very young and very physically gifted. The Giants would use him differently than the Cowboys did. They rely more on their wide receivers as pass-catchers and might be able to make Bennett's life and development less complicated. Plus, there's the old change-of-scenery theory that might suggest all the young man needs is some new surroundings to allow his talent to flourish.