Saturday, March 16, 2013
Report: Giants to look at TE Brandon Myers
By 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 Giants are bringing in Raiders free-agent tight end Brandon Myers, who caught 79 passes for 806 yards and four touchdowns in his breakout 2012 season in Oakland.
Myers would certainly be a capable replacement for Martellus Bennett, who signed with the Bears as a free agent after one season with the Giants. He would also be the Giants' fourth starting tight end in four years, following Kevin Boss, Jake Ballard and Bennett. The Giants generally tend to look for tight ends who can help as run-blockers first, as they rely on their wide receivers to carry the load in the passing game, but there's little doubt that Myers' ability as a receiver could help the offense.
The Giants appear to be busy this weekend, as they have reportedly signed a one-year deal with former Cowboys linebacker Dan Connor and also reportedly added wide receiver Louis Murphy. Connor spent just one season in Dallas before being cut last week and didn't make much of an impact, being beaten out for playing time by Bruce Carter. Murphy is a 24-year-old speedster who hasn't been a very good NFL receiver to this point, and my guess would be that the Giants are thinking he might be able to help them as a punt returner.