Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
Just had some excellent stuff sent to me from ESPN's research department about Jeremy Shockey, who has been traded from the New York Giants to the New Orleans Saints.
Since entering the league in 2002, Shockey has been one of the most productive tight ends. Here's where he ranks among NFL tight ends since 2002:
Receptions: 371 (2nd)
Rec yds: 4,228 (3rd)
TD rec: 27 (tied for 4th)
Shockey has had a series of injuries during his career and has never played a full season. Here's a breakdown of his injuries and regular-season games missed:
2007: 2 (broken leg)
2006: 1 (ankle)
2005: 1 (ankle)
2004: 1 (back)
2003: 7 (knee)
2002: 1 (turf toe)
People generally point to Mark Bavaro as the best tight end the Giants ever had. They might want to compare the numbers before making that statement.