The Giants cut tight end Adrien Robinson on Saturday, a source told NJ.com. Robinson was a former fourth-round pick. He caught five passes for 50 yards and one touchdown in 16 games last season.
Giants wide receiver Rueben Randle caught all three of his targets for 36 yards in his team's 31-28 loss to the Cowboys in Week 12. Eli Manning was locked in on rookie Odell Beckham (10 catches, 146 yards, two TDs) and running back Rashad Jennings (eight catches, 68 yards), and Randle was one of the quarterback's six other targeted receivers to split 11 catches. Tight end Daniel Fells also secured three receptions for 35 yards, while tight end Larry Donnell managed just two receptions for 24 yards. Wide receiver Preston Parker caught one of his three targets for 16 yards, while tight end Adrien Robinson caught his only target for a one-yard touchdown. Randle, Parker and the team's TE corps should continue to play a complementary role behind Beckham moving forward. The Giants will take on the Jaguars in Week 13.
The Giants got several minor contributions in their Week 6 loss at Philadelphia. Backup running back Peyton Hillis carried five times for 24 yards and caught three of five targets for 28 yards. Tight end Daniel Fells caught two passes for 40 yards but lost a fumble, while tight end Adrien Robinson had a 29-yard catch on two targets. Wideout Preston Parker had a 6-yard catch.
The Giants backup pass catchers made an impact Thursday against Washington. Preston Parker was able to haul in three passes for 29 yards. He was targeted five times. Tight end Adrien Robinson caught one pass for 15 yards. Daniel Fells caught two balls, and was the recepient of a 2 yard touchdown. He gained 8 yards on the night. The group will take on the Falcons Week 5.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin said the team will use several tight ends. None of the contenders for the starting job -- Larry Donnell, Adrien Robinson, Kellen Davis and Daniel Fells -- separated himself. "That is not necessarily what the plan was," Coughlin said. "But the plan has evolved to that, where people can be utilized for their skills in different ways."
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/25||@Kansas City Chiefs||5||5.67|
|10||11/13||Los Angeles Rams||25||8.25|
|12||11/28||New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|14||12/11||@San Francisco 49ers||7||6.13|
|16||12/24||@New England Patriots||6||6.00|
|3 Year Avg||2||2||17||0||1||8.50||1|