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    GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    "Much as it seemed Kevin Boss would be the guy to fill the Giants' need at tight end, the team has
    identified another target: Martellus Bennett.



    The four-year veteran is on his way to the area for a visit, according to
    someone informed of the team's courtship of Bennett. The person, who requested
    anonymity because the process is ongoing, said the Giants are making a strong
    push for Bennett and this could get done quickly.




    Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com was first to report Bennett, a second-round
    pick of the Cowboys in 2008, would
    visit the Giants
    .




    Watkins also reported on Monday the
    Cowboys met with Bennett
    in an attempt to retain him. But as Bennett said in
    a recent appearance on PFT Live
    , he wants to be a "60-catch- plus guy,"
    which wasn't going to happen on the same team as Jason Witten.




    It's unclear the level of interest Dallas had in retaining Bennett, whose
    production levels didn't meet their expectations.




    Bennett had 85 catches for 846 yards in four seasons with the Cowboys. His
    four touchdowns all came in his rookie year. He had 33 receptions in 2010.




    * * * *




    As the rash of injuries showed last season, the Giants know depth at
    cornerback is very important. And that's why, in addition to Terrell Thomas,
    they brought back two more players at the position today.




    The team announced they've re-signed corners Michael Coe and Justin Tryon,
    both of whom landed on injured reserve last season.




    Coe, 28, appeared in 10 games before a shoulder injury ended his season in
    November. He had a nice pass defensed in the regular-season game against the
    Patriots but his season was over only two weeks later. Coe was with the Giants
    as a member of their practice squad in 2009 before being signed by the
    Jacksonville Jaguars. He returned in 2010.




    Tryon, who turns 28 in May, was a nice surprise for the Giants for a very
    brief period last year. He played in three games and made a tackle on a punt
    return while breaking his arm, which
    earned him kudos from Tom Coughlin
    . Tryon was just settling into a role in
    the team's depleted secondary at the time he was injured.




    * * * *




    I haven't forgotten you on the Thomas contract numbers. Though he claims he
    received $11 million guaranteed, word going around is the actual guarantee is
    not nearly as much. I'm waiting on the official numbers so I know for sure
    before throwing anything out there. I'll keep you posted. It could take a few
    days before everything is in the system."




    Mike Garafolo: mgarafolo@starledger.com


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1








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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    What do you think? Kinda of a .10 cent head.

    I'd prefer the Giants pass.

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    Bennett is talented but i question his work ethic and heart.

    Maybe a change of scenery will do him good but not sure if its in NY.

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    sigh* IMHO hes lazy and hasn't been productive in a pass friendly system with romo. i dont know about this one man... didn't dustin keller get released by the jets why aren't we looking at him or Chandler

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    good move, dont go running to boss right away, let his agent see we have options.

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT



    [quote user="Harooni"]good move, dont go running to boss right away, let his agent see we have options.[/quote]




    Yep, it can't hurt to bring the guy in and see what he's looking for. Though his aspirations of being a 60+ catch guy in this offense, which features the receivers more than the TE, may leave him a little disappointed.




    Also, I'm not sure the position warrants big $$ anymore, at least with how this team uses it and how we were able to replace a pro-bowler (Shockey), with a 5th round pick (Boss), and then with a UDFA (Ballard).

    All Hail The New York Giants!!

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    Pope will get the most out this kid. We've made do with frickin Ballard and Boss - this kid has more natural talent than either.

    All reports is that he's a beast blocker as is, Isn't that pretty much what we value out our yes anyway?

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    [quote user="TrueBlue@NYC"]

    [quote user="Harooni"]good move, dont go running to boss right away, let his agent see we have options.[/quote]




    Yep, it can't hurt to bring the guy in and see what he's looking for. Though his aspirations of being a 60+ catch guy in this offense, which features the receivers more than the TE, may leave him a little disappointed.




    Also, I'm not sure the position warrants big $$ anymore, at least with how this team uses it and how we were able to replace a pro-bowler (Shockey), with a 5th round pick (Boss), and then with a UDFA (Ballard).

    [/quote]

    at this point you are right, we probably need a great blocking TE more than a pass catching fast TE.

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    I'm not sure what to think about this one. I like the fact that he's bigger so he should be able to block and he's athletic and he's only 25. Production worries me but I don't know how much Dallas really tried to utilize him with Witten there and Romo tends to key in on his guys.

    This could be one of those great moves if he turns into what he was suppose to be so I think it might work out. Who knows, maybe the lack of production was him knowing Witten was the man so perhaps once he realizes he can be the main target here, it'll light a fire under him.

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    Re: GIANTS TO BRING IN FREE-AGENT TIGHT END MARTELLUS BENNETT FIR A VISIT

    We'll, as per twitter, and instagram (http://instagr.am/p/IIu3c-vcmU/), Bennett has arrived in nyc. lets see what happens as the night is still young.

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