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Kellen Winslow was back at Florham Park yesterday after the team made room for him on the roster, and he answered questions about his suspension for failing a drug test. ?Darryl Slater wrote about Winslow's return for the Star-Ledger.

Winslow said his suspension stemmed from an allergy medication, though confusion remains as to the exact substance that triggered the violation.

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Tags: allergy medicine, Jeff Cumberland, kellen winslow, New York Jets, News, NFL PED policy, Ny Jets, PED, Tight End, Brian Bassett
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Former tight end, Super Bowl XXV champion and Giants? Hall of Famer Howard Cross appeared as a special guest at the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) of Brooklyn Queens annual golf outing.

After an enjoyable day of golf, Cross discussed the importance of youth sports, signed some footballs and memorabilia and even answered some questions from fans about the upcoming season.

Howard Cross (Photo by Jim Mancari)

Tags: cyo, cyo sports, giants, golf outing, hall of fame, howard croos, New York Giants, tight end
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With the 2013 NFL Draft less than a month away, TJB will offer some daily insight on players in this year's draft class. ?Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it?s time for the Jets to make a selection.

VANCE McDONALDPosition: Tight End

School: Rice

Tags: NFL Draft, NYJets, rice, Tight End, Vance McDonald, Brian Bassett
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The Kansas City Chiefs released tight end Kevin Boss, as well as wide receiver Steve Breaston, as new head coach Andy Reid attempts to overhaul the roster.

With the uncertainty surrounding the Giants? tight end position, Boss might become a cheap candidate to fill that role.

He signed a three-year, $9 million deal last offseason with the Chiefs. However, he suffered a season-ending concussion in Week 2 after catching three passes for 65 yards all year.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, black unicorn, giants tight end, kansas city chiefs, Kevin Boss, martellus bennett, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, tight end
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Just as the Giants appear slightly uncertain about the future of the receiving corps, that?s how the team likely feels about its tight end situation, though not as concerned over the possibility of losing a Victor Cruz-type player.

Martellus Bennett made significant strides in his first action as a starter this season. He?s a big target with good hands, and though he made a few timely drops, his positive moments outshined the negative.

But like so many impact players on the Giants, Bennett is a free agent. He made around $2 million in 2012, which really was a bargain based on his production.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, big blue, Free Agency, giants, martellus bennett, offense, positional analysis, Editorial Aside, tight end
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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.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Bear Pascoe, Chris Canty, giants, Michael Boley, New York Giants, tight end
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? The much awaited return of Dustin Keller appears to be nearing as the Jets tight end looks likely to make his second appearance of the season this Sunday against the Colts ? and no one is more relieved about this than Keller himself.

Keller, who hasn?t played since the Week 1 blowout win over the Bills, has been besieged by a hamstring injury that has sidelined him for the last four weeks. The injury marks the first time in Keller?s five years in the league that he has missed a game, snapping his regular season games played streak at 65 games.

On Friday, Keller took a significant step forward in being able to play again.

Tags: Colts, Dustin Keller, Hamstring, Injury, Mark Sanchez, New York Jets, News, NYJets, Player Profile, Editorial Aside, Tight End
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