Found June 12, 2012 on Football Nation:
As the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants get set to start another season, I wanted to examine the TE position and particularly the two main players; Martellus Bennett and Adrien Robinson. If all goes well and if you believe everything you read, the Giants could have the most explosive TE tandem in the NFL. However; in reality you’re dealing with a player in Bennett who has underachieved, due to a lack of playing time behind Pro Bowler Jason Witten and a player in Robinson who is a rookie and played in a system at Cincinnati that didn’t utilized the TE position in the passing game. Regardless; these two players intrigued me, so I needed to take a closer look at them. The Giants signed Bennett this off season to a 1 year deal. The 6'6", 270-pounder (currently weighing 291 lbs) possesses prototypical tight end size. Bennett offers an element that the Giants have been missing for some time at the tight end position. Bennett will benefit from the attention paid to Victor Cru...

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Bill Belichick Refutes Breaking 'Unwritten Rules' in Signing Jake Ballard Away From Giants

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Patriots claim TE Ballard off waivers from Giants

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Patriots pick up Jake Ballard

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Patriots claim Jake Ballard off waivers

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Patriots Claim TE Ballard

The New England Patriots were awarded New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard off the waiver wire, the team announced.
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