The signing of free-agent Martellus Bennett was met with mixed reviews. Many said a change of venue would unleashed the 6'6" former Dallas second-rounder's potential. Others believe the Giants will stick to the "show me" deal they inked him to in early hours of free agency.
Our NFC East contributor, Jimmy Kempski, was at Giants' minicamp. Bennett did nothing for him except solidify the fears that he will once again not live up to expectations. In fact, Jimmy thinks the Giants won't give Bennett much latitude this summer....
[stextbox id="black" color="000000" bcolor="f8061e" bgcolor="d7f1fd"]"Bennett’s crappy body language at Giants minicamp is nothing new. He’s making $2.5 million this year on a 1-year contract and the Giants are more than a little peeved that he has ballooned up to 291 lbs. If the Giants are indeed not happy with what they’ve seen of Bennett so far, here’s an additional reason to cut him: If Bennett doesn’t make the team, he won’t qualify in the formula that determines compensatory pick distribution."[/stextbox]
That's a tough prediction to make, especially since TE has become a huge need position. The Giants are hoping either Bennett or rookie Adrien Robinson can step into the vertical passing game and help fill the void left by Jake Ballard's departure/injury.