New York Giants’ tight ends roles up in air



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Losing Kevin Boss to the Oakland Raiders has left Eli Manning without one of his favorite targets and the New York Giants looking for answers at tight end.

Right now, the Giants have five tight ends in training camp. None of them can seemingly replace Boss, who got a reported $16 million over four years from the Raiders.

Travis Beckum has the best hands of the five, but he is not as accomplished a blocker as Boss.

Bear Pascoe, Jake Ballard and Ben Patrick are blocking tight ends, while free agent Christian Hopkins is a 26-year-old with a lot to prove.