Adrien Robinson Fantasy News
Monday, July 28, 2014, 5:54pm
The crux of the Giants tight end problem, with six weeks until the regular season begins, continues to be this: Their new offense wants to rely on the tight end to a significant extent, but it still doesn't really have a tight end on which it can rely.
"Right now, we're looking for that complete tight end who can do it all," Giants tight ends coach Kevin M. Gilbride said Monday. "But we also need guys who are role players -- guys who can be specialists in certain areas. If he's best at executing a certain block, he's going to have the opportunity to make that block in the game. If he's best at running a certain route, he's going to have the opportunity to run that route in a game. So you need to have that all-around tight end, and then you also need to have specialists, guys who are great at a particular role."
Neither Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells, Kellen Davis nor Xavier Grimble has established himself as an all-around guy. The article pointed to Fells as perhaps the early favorite.
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:48am
According to multiple people within the Giants organization who requested anonymity in order to speak freely on the matter, the Giants have informed their tight ends that there is a good possibility that a fullback won’t make the final 53-man roster — leaving all of those duties up to the tight ends. Though injuries, personnel shifts and observances in the preseason could change the team’s plans, they entered the year hoping to keep their best four tight ends and give themselves some options on cut-down day. Imagining a Tom Coughlin team without a hard-nosed presence at fullback is difficult to do, though it’s more a reflection of the offensive evolution around the NFL. Some scouts around the league believe that the league will eventually retreat back into a run-heavy offenses that emphasize ball control, but for now, bolstering options in the passing game make the most sense.
Free agents Kellen Davis (Seahawks) and Daniel Fells (New England) along with Larry Donnell and Adrien Robinson have been asked to learn the new wrinkle. While it will likely give a job to one of these guys, none are expected to be fantasy worthy. However, it looks like the Giants will have a new look on offense running the ball.
Thursday, July 24, 2014, 4:10pm
The Giants don't have a definitive starter at tight end no matter what the depth chart says, and, as we wrote yesterday, that is not a problem right now. In the meantime, Tom Coughlin said he's giving equal reps to each player in hopes that a few will separate from the pack and that all will be able to play in games. In the short-term, it appears that Coughlin has no interest in making a snap decision. Injuries, inevitably, will also help him parse out the depth chart. "Plenty of time for that," Coughlin said. "We don't have to rush into anythi
Daniel Fells was running with the first team early in camp, but GM Jerry Reese recently compared Adrien Robinson to Julius Thomas. It's not likely that any Giants TE will be trustworthy in fantasy leagues this season.
Monday, June 23, 2014, 3:03pm
Jordan Raanan of NJ.com: "Giants TE Adrien Robinson showed something this spring (that he can be a serviceable pass-catching option), but it doesn't appear to me this team has a true starting-caliber tight end on the roster."
Monday, June 9, 2014, 12:17pm
The Giants like their tight end to be a reliable run-blocker and an occasional helper in the passing game. Anyone who can fit that description has a chance to be on the field -- whether it's Adrien Robinson, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells, Kellen Davis, whoever. I wouldn't touch any of them in fantasy football, and I wouldn't go into this season super-worried about whether the Giants have a tight end who can catch 70 passes. They don't want one. They don't think they need one. So whatever your expectations may be for Adrien Robinson this year, there's a pretty good chance the ones the Giants have are even lower. But they're also probably less worried about it than you are.
Giants TE Adrien Robinson in particular has looked good during the OTAs the media have been permitted to watch this spring, and Coughlin praised both Robinson and fellow tight end Larry Donnell following Thursday's practice. "I think [Robinson's] done a really good job, in terms of just learning again, not many mental errors. I’ve been really impressed with that," Coughlin said. "[Larry] Donnell the same way. The guys have learned it, they’ve picked it up, they’re out there, they seem to be much more natural, not a lot of plodding. It seems like they’ve grasped what we want done, and let’s just hope they keep going." The Giants desperately need one or more of these tight ends to step up.
Robinson has a golden opportunity in front of him but hasn't caught a pass in two seasons in the NFL.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 11:13am
Adrien Robinson got the message well before the Giants sent one by not selecting a tight end with any of their seven picks in the recent NFL Draft. "I take that as they still believe in me," Robinson said following off-season workouts at the team’s facility Tuesday. "Obviously it’s a huge opportunity. They didn’t draft anybody or bring any big-name free agents in, so it’s a huge opportunity for me and I have to take advantage. … With this being my third year, it’s time to show up or go home. That’s my mentality. That’s how I’m looking at it." "Now or never," quipped Robinson, who has lost 15 pounds from last season’s playing weight of 285 to run the more versatile route tree required in the McAdoo offense. Robinson, 25, expected to contribute in his second year, but he suffered a foot injury in the preseason finale at New England that took most of the regular season to heal.
Friday, December 27, 2013, 6:31pm
Giants TE Adrien Robinson (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 17.
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 6:21pm
Giants TE Adrien Robinson (knee) missed practice again Thursday.
Monday, December 23, 2013, 8:41am
Adrien Robinson waited all season for this moment. He was going to be on the active roster for the first time all year and he was on the kickoff team. He sprinted down the field and busted a Lions blocker. But then he got chopped right above his knee. He limped off to the sideline and was carted off the field. He returned later in crutches but was ruled out for the game. He will receive an MRI Monday.
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 3:13pm
Giants Inactives Al Bradford LB Stephen Goodin G Brandon Jacobs RB Ryan Nassib QB Jason Pierre-Paul DE Adrien Robinson TE Corey Webster CB
Sunday, December 1, 2013, 7:12pm
Giants Inactives Stephen Goodin G Brandon Jacobs RB Trumaine McBride CB Ryan Nassib QB Jason Pierre-Paul DE Adrien Robinson TE Corey Webster CB
Peyton Hillis is active and will back up Andre Brown.
Giants Inactives Peyton Hillis RB Markus Kuhn DT Ryan Nassib QB Hakeem Nicks WR Dallas Reynolds OG Adrien Robinson TE Corey Webster CB
Rueben Randle becomes a nice play today against the Cowboys. Jerrel Jernigan and Louis Murphy could also see some work.
Giants Inactives Allen Bradford LB Peyton Hillis RB Markus Kuhn DT Ryan Nassib QB Dallas Reynolds OG Adrien Robinson TE Corey Webster CB
Brandon Jacobs returns to the active lineup with Hillis inactive. Andre Brown is expected to handle the bulk of the RB touches.
Friday, November 8, 2013, 6:21pm
Giants TE Adrien Robinson (foot, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 10.
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