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Matt LaCosse will get another chance with Giants

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Tight end re-signed after spending 2016 season on IR

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The New York Giants are, quite obviously, intrigued by Matt LaCosse. That has to be why the Giants are giving the young tight end what basically amounts to a fourth chance with the team since the spring of 2015. ESPN reported Tuesday, and multiple sites have since confirmed, that the Giants have re-signed the 24-year-old exclusive rights free agent.

LaCosse first impressed the Giants with his ability to catch, block and learn a variety of roles after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Illinois in 2015. LaCosse at one time appeared to be ahead of Will Tye on the Giants’ depth chart.

He suffered a hamstring injury early 2015 training camp, however, and eventually reached an injury settlement and became a free agent. He was re-signed to the practice squad and played in two games with three receptions at the end of that season.

Last year he was in the mix at tight end along with Tye, Will Johnson, Larry Donnell and Jerell Adams before a preseason knee injury landed him on injured reserve.

Where LaCosse fits in a muddled picture at tight end remains to be seen. The Giants, though, will give him one more opportunity to stay healthy and show he can contribute.