Giants will likely need TE next year

Updated: February 9, 2012, 5:03 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

Jerry Reese will have to find a tight end in the offseason.

The general manager said that tight ends Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum will likely both start the 2012 season on the physically unable to perform list.

Ballard and Beckum suffered torn ACL injuries in Sunday's 21-17 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. Ballard is scheduled for surgery Feb. 21.

The Giants have Bear Pascoe, who will be a restricted free agent, and Christian Hopkins, who is on the practice squad ...

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