It’s not as if they’re not making plays. Every day it seems Donnell, Tye and even Matt LaCosse are catching balls with the first-team offense. But with the reps split between the three, there haven’t been many days with dominant tight end performances.
It served as a reminder that the Giants may have their deepest group of tight ends in recent years. Donnell, Tye and LaCosse have all looked good as receivers this summer. They have looked serviceable as blockers, the story said.. Donnell is trying to get back to full speed. He fractured his neck last season and the Giants thought he was playing a little slow in the spring. He’s been playing faster this summer, and he was moving well on Tuesday. The story added the Giants are adapting and using many two-TE sets in practice as well as moving around their TEs. Tye has even lined up as a WR.
Everyone wanted to see the Giants’ high-profile wide receivers perform in public today, so naturally tight end Larry Donnell all but stole the show.
Donnell made several catches in the first training camp workout fans were permitted to attend. It was a satisfying performance for a player who missed the second half of the 2015 season with a neck injury.
Donnell may have to knock off Will Tye for the Giants TE1 spot. Tye took over when Donnell got hurt and played well last season, and Tye has also looked good in the spring. This will be a camp battle to watch if Donnell continues to impress.