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Giants Position Battles: Tight end

What will the Giants do at tight end?

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Rich Schultz

If you have followed the New York Giants throughout training camp and the preseason you know the story when it comes to the tight end position. The Giants hoped one of the tight ends on their current roster would step forward and claim the role of primary tight end. That hasn't happened, with the Giants instead likely adopting a tight end by committee approach.

"That is not necessarily what the plan was, but the plan has evolved to that, where people can be utilized for their skills in different ways," head coach Tom Coughlin said this week. "I really think that there will be a group of guys that will play and that will help us in different situations, and try to be matched up according to the circumstance. I think that is the way it is going to go. I think there are a lot of roles for that spot."

That is Coughlin's way of saying that none of the four tight ends on the roster -- Larry Donnell, Adrien Robinson, Kellen Davis and Daniel Fells -- has done enough to earn the job.

Prediction: The Giants could go with all four guys here, even though that is probably one more roster spot than they would like to use on the position. If they go with three, my guess is that Fells -- out of the league last season -- is the odd man out. No one, however, would be surprised if at least one of the tight ends on the season-opening 53-man roster is currently playing for another NFL team.