Donnell will not be re-signed by the Giants this offseason, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. Donnell has spent all four of his professional seasons with the Giants, but he's failed to build on his faux-breakout 2014 campaign that included 63 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns. In fact, besides that season, the 28-year-old boasts just 47 catches for 346 yards and three scores in his career. While missing 10 games over the past two seasons has contributed toward that decline in production, Donnell is nonetheless now slated to resume his career elsewhere in 2017.
Donnell (illness) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday night's game against the Cowboys after fully practicing Friday. Donnell was sidelined by illness Thursday, but he returned in a full capacity Friday to remove any concern over his Week 14 status.
Donnell missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports. Donnell has been a fantasy non-entity this season, accruing 15 catches (on 22 targets) for 92 yards and one touchdown in 10 contests. Because he recorded his last reception in Week 7, the illness shouldn't impact his viability, or lack thereof.
Donnell caught one pass for eight yards in Sunday's win over the Rams. Donnell has yet to break the 40-yard barrier in an offense that runs through its receiving corps. The Giants' starting tight end has failed to match even his backup, Will Tye's, modest catch and yardage totals and isn't worth a fantasy roster spot at this point.
Donnell caught six of seven targets for 34 yards against the Ravens Sunday. He was part of Ben McAdoo's dink and dunk attack, but made a mental error, going out of bounds to stop the clock before getting a first down, forcing the Giants into a 4th-and-1. Still, he's the team's starting tight end for now.
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