Kevin Boss signs with Raiders, Giants left without a legitimate starting TE.

If snazzy sweaters made for good TE's, Travis Beckum would be Tony Gonzalez.

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.


  1. Stephen says:

    Ben Patrick just retired also. Not looking good for the Giants at TE.

  2. slandog says:

    I believer the Bo Scaife just signed with another team as well. I forgot what team it was though…

  3. says:

    I think Boss is better than an average TE, but they overpaid for him in any case.

    1. slandog says:

      no he’s really not better then the average NFL TE. I believe a few years ago he had a decent year, but his other years he was nothing special at all.

  4. brisulph says:

    Another nail in the coffin of the soon to be 0-16 Giants.

    1. cwel87 says:

      I would expect far more optimism from a guy like you

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