Kevin Boss signed with the Oakland Raiders today for 4 years, $16 million. Kevin Boss is not worth $4 million/year. Sometimes dumb teams overpay for average NFL starters. That’s exactly what the Raiders did today, and the Giants were right not to match that. However, they’re now left with a huge gaping hole at the position, and not a lot of options out there on the open market. A quick list of the TE’s that do not currently have a home:
In alphabetical order: Daniel Coats, Brad Cottam, Alge Crumpler, Greg Estandia, Joey Haynos, Darcy Johnson, Reggie Kelly, Brandon Manumaleuna, Jake Nordin, Gijon Robinson, Tom Santi, Bo Scaife, Derek Schouman, Alex Smith, Jonathan Stupar, and Kris Wilson.
In a word… Ew.
Travis Beckum’s career numbers: 31 games, 21 receptions, 171 yards (8.1 ypc), 2 TD. Is he ready to start? If the Giants don’t trade Osi Umenyiora for a package that includes a legitimate TE, I guess we’ll find out.