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Martellus Bennett Trying To Fill Giants’ Tight End Void

Is Bennett The Answer At Tight End?
Tight end Martellus Bennett during his time with the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Tight end Martellus Bennett during his time with the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WFAN/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.  Ballard has since joined the Patriots after New England claimed him off waivers in June.

They took a one-year flier on former Dallas Cowboys backup Martellus Bennett, who 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.

Bennett appears motivated as he unleashed strong words at the Cowboys’ organization in July.

This is his chance to impress, because the Giants seemingly have pinned most of their hopes on him.

Is Bennett the answer at tight end for the Giants?  Let us know your thoughts…

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