ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — When the New York Giants reported to training camp, the biggest question mark was at tight end.
The Giants saw Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum tear anterior cruciate ligaments in the Super Bowl win over the Patriots, and they are taking a one-year flier on former Dallas Cowboys backup Martellus Bennett, who they signed for $1.8 million.
There is no question Bennett has all the tools and that he was groomed for four years under one of the NFL’s best tight ends, Jason Witten.
The question is: Can he do the job? His career totals of 81 catches and four touchdowns aren’t impressive. More troubling are the rumors that he didn’t always play hard.
This is his chance because the Giants seemingly have pinned most of their hopes on him.