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  • Michael Palmer - new blocking TE

    The Giants signed Michael Palmer (6-5 252) as a new blocking tight end. He is very similar to previous tight end stars with the NY Giants (Jake Ballard and Kevin Boss). He is a very good blocker but impressed during the rookie mini-camp catching everything thrown to him. He has been an Atlanta Falcon for the past four years. He was behind Tony Gonzalez.

    It is early but the Giants may carry four tight ends this season with Bear Pascoe, Brandon Myers, Adrian Robinson and Michael Palmer. That is not unusual because in the Super Bowl year the Giants had four tight ends. And even last season the Giants had Travis Beckum, Martellus Bennett, Bear Pascoe and Adrian Robinson on the roster.

    The Giants also released Marcus Davis WR from Virginia Tech. I thought he had a good chance since he was friends with David Wilson and Jayron Holsey. However he did not impress at the rookie mini-camp. You only get one shot in this business. The Giants still need another big receiver or a return specialist. Currently have five solid receivers on the roster in Nicks, Cruz, Randle, Murphy and Jerrigan. Last year the Giants had six receivers. I would like to have Ramses Barden back at veteran minimum.

  • #2
    I don't see how they will be able to carry three QBs and four TEs, not saying it won't happen but...

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    • #3
      According to many of the press guys at the rookie minicamp this weekend, Palmer really impressed. If someone stands out on his tryout you owe it to him to give it a shot.Would have to do a lot to knock out Pascoe, Robinson and Myers but you never know....

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Captain Chaos View Post
        I don't see how they will be able to carry three QBs and four TEs, not saying it won't happen but...
        You are right, it wont happen.

        But, Pascoe has basically been a wasted roster spot for a couple years now. His biggest asset to the team is the fact that he is also the backup fullback. We do need 1 on the roster, a guy who can play FB if Hyno gets hurt. But, it would be nice if that player actually had other value to the roster. Pascoe doesn't really.

        As a TE, Pascoe is not at all an NFL caliber player. People keep calling him a "blocking TE" but he isn't even good at that, at least not as an end line blocking TE.

        So every year we bring in guys who can possibly play backup fullback and add some other value to the team in terms of special teams, or somewhere else. Last year, Martinek was the guy they played with as a possible backup FB replacement. Maybe this year, kid Palmer is the guy.
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        • #5
          Lol, why would a player have a good chance because he's friends with/ex-college teammates with players on your roster? That's just silly.

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          • #6
            Myers, Bear and Robinson.. I don't think they carry 4.. I think Robinson steps up this year as the blocking TE. (I hope)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Carter.525 View Post
              Myers, Bear and Robinson.. I don't think they carry 4.. I think Robinson steps up this year as the blocking TE. (I hope)
              It would be nice to see!

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              • #8
                Palmer can't hurt us, so let's see if he can outperform Robinson and Bear.

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                • #9
                  Bring back Barden....long live RAMSES!
                  Because of all of the effort and examination being poured into these predictions, the draft is a robust market that, in the aggregate, does a good job of sorting prospects from top to bottom.1 Yet despite so many people trying to “beat the market,” no single actor can do it consistently. Abnormal returns are likely due to luck, not skill. But that hasn’t stopped NFL executives from behaving with the confidence of traders.

                  http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/...eat-the-draft/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by B&RWarrior View Post
                    Bring back Barden....long live RAMSES!
                    Why? Is he a TE now?

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                    • #11
                      I think signing Palmer is a clear sign that Bear Pascoe is now along shot to make the roster this year. TE now looks pretty solid, and Pascoe's value to the team has dropped quite a bit.

                      Meyers, Robinson and Palmer is probably a whole lot better than Pascoe, Beckum, Robinson and Bennett. Bennett was a good player; but I think we might actually be better off now.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Captain Chaos View Post
                        I don't see how they will be able to carry three QBs and four TEs, not saying it won't happen but...
                        I think Carr is gone. 3 TE's max. I think Bear and Palmer will fight it out for the last TE spot.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NorwoodBlue View Post
                          I think signing Palmer is a clear sign that Bear Pascoe is now along shot to make the roster this year. TE now looks pretty solid, and Pascoe's value to the team has dropped quite a bit.

                          Meyers, Robinson and Palmer is probably a whole lot better than Pascoe, Beckum, Robinson and Bennett. Bennett was a good player; but I think we might actually be better off now.
                          IMO its Robinson who is the odd man out. Pascoe most likely makes it being he backs up both TE and FB,while Robinson has been a healthy scratch.
                          We Want 5!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by B&RWarrior View Post
                            Bring back Barden....long live RAMSES!
                            He sure is tall.
                            No one remembers who came in second.

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                            • #15
                              Palmer's a solid aquisition actually. A decent guy to put in around the goaline and can as a extra blocker.. Hands are solid when called upon..

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