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Monday, September 12, 2011, 9:31pm
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 8:56pm
NFL Injury Report:
S David Bruton (shoulder), DT Brodrick Bunkley (knee), S Quinton Carter (hamstring), G Chris Kuper (toe), WR Matt Willis (toe)
Saturday, September 10, 2011, 10:30am
Monday, September 5, 2011, 9:59am
Sunday, August 28, 2011, 7:00pm
Undersized Travis Beckum was the favorite to do so, but has been hobbled by a hamstring issue. He also drew the ire of offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride recently in practice for not only being in a play he didn’t belong in, but then ran the wrong route.
The undersized Beckum (6-3, 234) also has struggled at times in blocking.
Don't bank on Beckum this year.
Monday, August 22, 2011, 8:52am
The Giants are hoping they do not need to significantly alter their offense for Beckum, who missed last week with a hamstring injury and has 21 career catches in two seasons.
Beckum is said to have good pass-catching abilities, but right now he's not much of an option in standard leagues. He's on the rise on our charts, but still only ranks 24th, making him a TE3. Most leagues just don't go that deep with their tight ends.
Oakland TE Kevin Boss week to week with knee injury
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 9:24pm
Oakland Raiders tight end Kevin Boss took a helmet to the knee at the end of a reception against the 49ers on Saturday night, and he wound up with an injury that is going to keep him out for an undetermined length of time.
Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said Boss is "week to week."
Schilens hasn’t practiced with the team ever since. Jackson said Boss’ timetable is comparable to that of Schilens.
This increases the fear factor with Boss, who can be a decent TE2. He'll need to show he'll be able to play early in the season to warrant roster consideration from fantasy owners in deeper leagues.
Sunday, August 21, 2011, 8:59am
Boss’ injury came at the end of a reception, when a 49ers defender hit him in the knee with his helmet.
"It’s hard to tell," Boss said of how long he’ll be out. "It’s nothing serious, that’s for sure. Take a little time to heal up."
With Boss thinking it's not serious, he'll probably be okay before too long. However, missed time will not help his chances of getting a bigger role in Oakland's passing game.
Saturday, August 20, 2011, 11:07pm
Monday, August 8, 2011, 6:38pm
Steve Corkran thinks the Raiders are going to be just fine with Kevin Boss at tight end now that Zach Miller is with the Seattle Seahawks. That much became evident in Boss’ first practice since signing with the Raiders on Friday.
Boss is tall, fast, and he has sure hands. There’s no reason to think that he won’t at least double the 30 receptions he averaged in his four seasons with the New York Giants.
Monday, August 8, 2011, 8:56am
Raiders beat writer Steve Corkran predicted the starting Raider:
On offense, Jason Campbell is back as the starting quarterback. Darren McFadden is the running back, Marcel Reece the fullback, Kevin Boss the tight end, Chaz Schilens and Louis Murphy the leading candidates at the wide receiver spots.
Boss replaces Zach Miller at TE, who left for Seattle. The only surprise is Chaz Schilens at WR. Jacoby Ford has a broken orbital bone and Darrius Heyward-Bey can't seem to live up to his first-round potential. Ford should eventually take over the starting duties when he's back, but both he and Murphy are low end WRs. Ford has an ADP of the 10th round.
Friday, August 5, 2011, 4:17pm
The Giants will have to use a committee approach at tight end after losing Kevin Boss to the Raiders. They signed Ben Patrick from the Cardinals a few days ago, but he's not nearly as accomplished a receiver as Boss is. They also have Travis Beckum, a third-year vet who was a standout receiver in college, but his blocking abilities still aren't very good.
From a fantasy standpoint, it appears that Beckum has the best chance to make an impact, though the Giants underused Boss while he was in New York.
Friday, August 5, 2011, 12:28pm
Boss reached an agreement on a four-year, $16 million deal, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Raiders were looking for a tight end after losing Zach Miller to the Seahawks. The Raiders expect to complete the signing later Friday.