Fells, 31, made the Giants roster last season after being out of football in 2013. The six-year veteran caught 16 passes, four for touchdowns, and caught 16 passes without a drop, according to numbers from Pro Football Focus. Fells was also a quality run-blocker, grading +3.9 in that category, per PFF.
Larry Donnell, the Giants' starting tight end, caught 63 passes in 2014. He is, however, a poor run blocker, grading at -12.1. Adrien Robinson, heading into his fourth season, showed some promise toward the end of the season but has never been more than a bit player for the Giants. The Giants also have Jerome Cunningham, an undrafted player who was on the practice squad last season.
Ranaan reports Fells' deal is worth $870,000, with an $80,000 guarantee. The Giants have not yet officially announced the signing.