Although General Manager Jerry Reese and co-owner John Mara have stated several times they are confident in the group of tight ends they currently have, the loss of Martellus Bennett to the Chicago Bears left the New York Giants with a gaping need at the position. It's for that reason it should come as no surprise they are meeting with free agent Brandon Myers (Oakland Raiders) on Saturday.
Myers was amongst a number of players meeting with the Giants on Saturday, including linebacker Dan Connor whom the team signed to a one-year deal.
Originally drafted in the sixth-round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Raiders, Myers is one of the more intriguing names to be linked to the Giants thus far this offseason. A combination of Myers and Adrien Robinson could be a dangerous duo for years to come – especially under the tutelage of tight ends coach Mike Pope.
In 58 career games, Myers has hauled in 111 receptions for 1,056 yards and four touchdowns. However, those numbers are deceiving as Myers hadn't really "broken out" until last season when he caught 79 passes (105 targets) for 806 yards and four touchdowns.
The key to any potential deal with Myers will be, as it always is, money and length of contract. If he comes cheaper than what the market has set for tight ends this offseason, it's a no brainier by the Giants. But – because there's always a but – they've run out of cap room and a shoe will need to drop somewhere (Corey Webster? David Diehl?) if they hope to sign him.
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