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The Giants re-signed tight end Bear Pascoe to a one-year, $715,000 deal for the upcoming season.

The two sides had an agreement in place about a week ago, but today made the signing official.

Pascoe has shown his versatility over the years on offense, playing both tight end and fullback. He has 26 career receptions for 252 yards and a touchdown in 50 career games.

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The Giants? defeat of the Cowboys was exciting and stressful, but it also comes with what could be a hefty price tag.

Several Giants, including Antrel Rolle and Chase Blackburn, were injured during the game and did not return.

Rolle suffered a possible concussion after slamming his head into the turf while defending a pass to Dez Bryant along the sidelines late in the fourth quarter. Rolle went to make a big hit, but once he realized Bryant would not make the catch, he jumped to avoid contact but landed on his head.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Bear Pascoe, Chase Blackburn, cowboys, giants, Injuries, Injury Update, Keith Rivers
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The Giants had one of the league?s most prolific offenses last season, ranking ninth in points per game (24.6), fifth in pass yards per game (295.9) and eighth in total yards per game (385.1). These metrics are impressive, but let us not ignore Big Blue?s putrid rushing yards per game average (82.1), good for last in all of football.

The departure of Brandon Jacobs?and his accompanying 152 carries and 571 rushing yards?to the San Francisco 49ers only figured to further debilitate an already feeble ground game, leaving the Giants in danger of reclaiming their spot as the league?s worst rushing team. Help arrived at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the form of 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back David Wilson, a shifty speedster from Virginia Tech who immediately slides into the No. 2 spot on the Giants running back depth chart.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 2012 NFL Draft, Bear Pascoe, Brandon Jacobs, David Baas, Eli Manning, Giants 2012 Schedule, Giants-Cowboys, Giants News, Giants Offense, Martellus Bennett, Mitch Petrus, New York City, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Offense, New York Giants Preseason, NFC, NFC East, NFL Draft, Victor Cruz, William Beatty
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There's an old adage in sports that the best moves sometimes are the ones you don't make. This may not apply to the Giants current TE situation, which has prompted everyone under the sun to suggest they take a TE with their first round selection.

?Right now, we only have a couple of tight ends that are healthy, so that?s definitely a concern for us,? Giants' GM Jerry Reese said in a recent interview. ?We have the two guys that had the ACL surgery. We have Bear Pascoe who?s healthy and we have a young practice squad kid that we like, Christian Hopkins. So that?s a concern for us. We?ll address it somehow, with the draft or free agency, but we?ll definitely look to address that. And hopefully, those guys with the ACLs ?(Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum) will be back at some point.?

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Christian Hopkins, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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By now, you?ve probably read every breakdown possible of Sunday?s win. If you?re like me, you basked in the glow Sunday night and let the party continue through the parade/rally and possibly through the rest of the work week.

It was a thing of beauty in my eyes, to be present at MetLife stadium on Tuesday with thousands of other Giants fanatics that played grownup hooky to be a part of Big Blue?s 4TH Super Bowl Title. But for a brief moment, my attention was diverted from the glory of the present and redirected to a cold Saturday night 6 years ago.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Chase Blackburn, Eli Manning, Jake Ballard, Jermichael Finley, New York Giants, super bowl 46, Travis Beckum
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If you're waiting for the Giants to pick up a TE before the season - don't. ?Unless, of course, a difference-maker becomes available such as an Antonio Gates or a Jason Witten.

That's very unlikely to happen. Until they can get themselves a player of that caliber, they will stand pat with the current group residing on their roster. It does not appear they will find an upgrade in the market at this point in time.

The group consists of (in this order): Jake Ballard, Bear Pascoe and Travis Beckum. Pascoe is also listed as a fullback, but as rookie Henry Hynoski continues to develop, the versatile Pascoe will assume more of the load at TE.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Jake Ballard, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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OK?well as long as no one was injured in the last ten minutes, I think I?m ready to unveil my final roster projection for 2011. We still have two preseason contests to go, but right around now is when the decisions start to become clear. So let?s jump right in with QB.

QB Keeping 2: In 2011, NFL teams now have the luxury of dressing 46 players on game day. This essentially means that the 3rd string QB is no longer an ?emergency option.? The Giants have chosen to forgo the 3rd QB all together since 2008, and I?m not so sure that changes this season. Obviously Eli is the number 1, but he heads up a current corps of 4 talented signal callers.

David Carr (first pick ever of the Houston Texans in 2002) is my favorite to win the job, and not just because he is less expensive than the other veteran alternative. Yes he is about 2 million cheaper than Sage Rosenfels, but he is also equally talented and more versatile. Quite frankly, I expected him to win the starting job in San Francisco last year and I still think he will be a starter again in this league before he retires. Rosenfels may also be trade bait for another CB (more later).

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Aaron Ross, Adrian Tracy, Andre Brown, Antrel Rolle, Bear Pascoe, DJ Ware, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, jimmy kennedy, Linval Joseph, mark herzlich, Matt Dodge, New York Giants, Terrell Thomas, Tyler Sash, Victor Cruz
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I hope the all Giants fans "read between the lines" on the Jerry Reese recent press conference.? Back Off, I know what I'm doing...would be the theme.

Now, with that said lets all raise a pint to Jerry Reese and laugh at some of the comments he thinks we should believe. Roll the highlights...

1. "We had a game plan and we are sticking to our game plan" - So what plan would that be?? Loosing 3 out of 5 of our top Free Agents and ignore anyone on the open market that might make this team better?

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Bear Pascoe, David Baas, David Diehl, Eli Manning, Fantasy Football, Free Agency, Giants News, Jerry Reese, Kevin Boss, Linval Joseph, Mario Manningham, Mathias Kiwanuka, New York Giants, Tom Coughlin, Tony Romo
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Q: With Kevin Boss gone, what are the Giants plans at TE?

A: I'm not sure this is it. Personally, I thought they were counting on Boss returning. They don't have an established, reliable presence there right now. Bear Pascoe will move back now that the Giants have a fullback (Pitt rookie Henry Hynoski) and second-year UDFA Jake Ballard has looked pretty good thus far this summer, but there's no way this was what Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin had in mind going into the season.

Q: Why wasn't Boss re-signed?

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Bear Pascoe, giants, Giants News, Giants Offense, Giants Training Camp, Mike Pope, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason
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5. Bear Pascoe

This one truly came out of nowhere.

In 2007, Jerry Reese scooped up Madison Hedgecock, a reject from the Rams? organization.? Suddenly, this no-name fullback was a key to transforming the Giants? running game into one of the league?s best.? This season, Hedgecock dealt with injuries, as well as relative ineffectiveness.? Enter Bear Pascoe, who was picked up in 2009 after being released by the 49ers.

Pascoe made little impact as a tight towards the end of the 2009 season, but showed the ability to be a solid backup/blocking tight end for the Giants in training camp.? Many were surprised when he was cut in September and signed to the practice squad, but his time there didn?t last long.? Kevin Boss? week 1 concussion led to Pascoe?s addition to the active roster, but it wasn?t until Hedgecock went down with a hamstring injury in week 4 that Pascoe really made an impact.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, New York Giants, pleasant surprise
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Hixon, Barden, Smith and now Nicks.?? It isn't pretty when it comes to the Giants wide receiving unit.??? The Giants tried out 5 wide receivers with former Eagles slot receiver, Kevin Curtis mostly likely to get a call back.

Kevin Curtis was a third round pick for the St. Louis in 2003 and had his best season when he became a free agent and moved to Philadelphia in 2007.?? Before DeSean Jackson and with the exception of T.O. not many receivers had 1000 yard receiving years; however, Kevin Curtis stepped up in 2007 pulling down 77 receptions for over 1100 yards.

In 2008 & 2009 Curtis was nursing some injuries; however , remained in great game shape.? With the rise of Jackson and Maclin, Kevin Curtis became expendable.?? Curtis is no Steve Smith but he can be a great "after the catch" receiver.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Eli Manning, Giants-Eagles, Hakeem Nicks, Jeremy Maclin, Mario Manningham, Ramses Barden, Victor Cruz
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While fullbacks are not usually a topic of conversation, the ongoing injury to Madison Hedgecock raises an interesting question. With the emerging success that Bear Pascoe has had while filling in at FB, could the Giants conceivably cut Hedgecock in order to clear roster space, even if he can come back healthy? The Giants certainly could use his roster spot, as they are currently carrying 2 return men (Darius Reynaud and the newly signed Will Blackmon) and have yet to place on IR 2 ailing offensive linemen (William Beatty and Kevin Boothe).

WIth those considerations in mind however, it is very unlikely that Madison Hedgecock will be let go even if he does come back fully healthy. Why is this? The Giants have a complete lack of depth at the TE position. Kevin Boss is unquestionably very important to the Giants, not as much in the passing game as many would like, but is a key cog blocking for the rushing attack spearheaded by Ahmad Bradshaw. But, Boss is injury prone despite his tremendous toughness. He seems to get hit harder on any given play than most players do, and defenses have doled out punishment to the young TE. He has already sustained a concussion this season, and the Giants simply cannot risk using their backup TE (Pascoe) as a FB if the Giants already have a competent FB.

Would this be the case if Hedgecock is lost for the season? Perhaps not. The Giants would then search for a replacement TE for Pascoe if he's at FB, or a replacement FB, moving Pascoe back to TE.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Injuries, Madison Hedgecock, William Beatty
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FB Madison Hedgecock (hamstring) will not dress again tomorrow, meaning backup TE Bear Pascoe will be pulling duties at FB again.

Offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has been pleasantly surprised at how well Pascoe is performing, considering he never played the position.? Pascoe was a quarterback in high school and tight end in college at Fresno State.

Q: What did you see from Bear Pascoe is his first game at fullback?Gilbride: Tremendous contribution for us because there's no fall off in terms of knowing? he's excellent with his assignments, he gives you a very versatile guy that can not only just line up in the traditional fullback position, but can line up in the two tights and motion or stay two tights, so the flexibility gives us the pass receiving ability we kind of expected, but what we did see was that when he was the normal fullback position, he was basically flawless in terms of his assignments and his execution, so that was great to see. He played very well for us.
quote courtesy Giants Communications Dept
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Kevin Gilbride holds back this offense.?? This offense needs a young innovative mind that can use all the pieces effectively.? Watching the Giants take on the Bears sitting in Section 143 on Sunday night was frustrating.?? On numerous drives the offense sputtered and came up lame, which has me asking...Why?

Why do so many teams with the lesser talent score a ton of points and close out teams when the opportunity presents itself.

The answer:? Kevin "KILL-DRIVE" Gilbride.

Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Bear Pascoe, Brandon Jacobs, Brian Westbrook, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, David Diehl, dwight freeney, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts, Kevin Boss, Kevin Gilbride, Mario Manningham, Philadelphia Eagles, Ramses Barden, Steve Smith, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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It appears that Madison Hedgecock has hurt his hamstring and was unable to comfortably walk on it after last night's victory over Chicago.

You may have noticed that Bear Pascoe was the acting Giants fullback during the final drives and he appeared to have some success in the role. Coach Coughlin has a history of attempting to switch TE's to FB (i.e. Jeremy Shockey) and this move just might stick.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Madison Hedgecock, New York Giants
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Giants' head coach Tom Coughlin has complete confidence that TE Bear Pascoe can fill Kevin Boss' shoes.? Pascoe was activated yesterday after it was determined that Boss will out indefinitely with a concussion.? Coughlin was not comfortable leaving the untested enigma Travis Beckum as the only TE on the roster.

This should be no surprise to anyone who's been following along.? When Coughlin was asked why he chose to open the season with only two TEs on the roster he was quick to state that he had some good players that were only an "up/down" away.

In his post-game presser on Sunday, QB Eli Manning also believed that Pascoe can fill the bill in Boss' absence.....

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Eli Manning, Injuries, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, Travis Beckum
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The Giants have activated Bear Pascoe from the practice squad to fortify their thinning TE corps. With Kevin Boss out indefinitely, the team had no choice but to go to the well.

In order to make room for Pascoe, the Giants made the tough decision to waive LB Bryan Kehl, a 2008 fourth-rounder from BYU.

Kehl had played well on special teams and probably did not deserve this fate, but with all the injuries to the other units, he suddenly became the most expendable player on the roster. Somehow, I don't think we've ween the last of him....

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Some days, you don?t want to be right. Today, any Giants fan that shared my disapproval of keeping only Kevin Boss and Travis Beckum know exactly what I?m talking about.

So now, we here at GFB get to play the ?What if? game. Let?s spin the wheel:

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Chase Blackburn, Duke Calhoun, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, Victor Cruz
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The biggest criticism yesterday after the Giants announced their 53-man roster were; "Only two quarterbacks?" and "The Giants have only two TEs on the whole roster?"

Well, today the team took care of that by claiming back QB Rhett Bomar and TEs Bear Pascoe and Jake Ballard.? These players, mind you, are not Giants' property just players that get paid to practice with the team.

Any club can still claim them for their own 53-man roster.? That seems unlikely at this or any other moment this year.? The best part of this news is that Bomar got extensive playing time this summer and should something befall one of the team's two QBs on the roster, the experience won't be as foreign to him.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Giants Practice Squad, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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In a somewhat shocking move, the Giants have reportedly cut Bear Pascoe.

The former 49er was once considered a lock to make the final roster, as the team had expressed so much optimism about his future at the end of 2009. However, despite being the only TE available to practice during much of camp, he didn't do much to earn a spot in game situations.

Scott Chandler was also cut. Therefore, the only Giants TEs left are Kevin Boss and an injured Travis Beckum. If I had to guess, the Giants have their eye on a free agent.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Kevin Boss, New York Giants
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The current locks to make the team at TE are of course Kevin Boss and Bear Pascoe. Boss, who has been an asset since his rookie year, has the toughness of Jeremy Shockey without the hubris. He also has taken his share of lumps and the nature of his position leaves him pretty nicked up by game?s end.

Boss is only a few months removed from surgery and while he is one of Eli?s favorite targets, it may be wise for the organization to retain three TEs. It is not a stretch to assume that Boss will have to miss some time this season due to injury despite his toughness and ability.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Jeremy Shockey, Kevin Boss, New York Giants, Scott Chandler, Travis Beckum
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TE Bear Pascoe (right) says he ready for whatever the Giants throw at him. He has been the lone player at his position the past two practices. Teammate Kevin Boss, who is becoming frustrated with hamstring soreness on top of a surgically repaired ankle has been encouraging Pascoe from the sidelines.

Pascoe is happy to have Boss in his corner helping him improve as a player.? The one area Pascoe says he needs to improve in is his blocking.? He knows the Giants are a running team, and if Boss is healthy, his job will primarily be as the blocking TE.

DE Justin Tuck is pleased with the way the team is focusing and their dedication was illustrated by the fact that every player came to camp in shape and passed the conditioning test. He has read all of the high expectations for his unit - the defensive line - but knows talk is cheap.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Giants Training Camp, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, New York Giants Preseason
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The Times' Mark Viera featured Giants backup TE Bear Pascoe in Sunday's edition.

?He?s a tough guy, kind of a throwback,? Mike Pope, the tight ends coach, said of Pascoe. ?He?s a rodeo-cowboy-type guy.?
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Giants TE coach Mike Pope has been a respected tutor of tight ends in this league for decades.? He is on his third generation of tight ends here with the Giants.? His prior students include Pro Bowlers Mark Bavaro and Jeremy Shockey as well as Mr. Reliable - Howard Cross.

"He is the best tight ends coach in football," Head Coach Tom Coughlin said.

His top student right now is Kevin Boss, the talented, underused successor to Shockey who has been fighting through some injury issues the past year.

Tags: Bear Pascoe, Giants Training Camp, Interviews, Kevin Boss, Mike Pope, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Travis Beckum
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