Profile image
By Sports Gab Network
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:

Giants Re-Sign Tight End Will Tye

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:22
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

Will Tye finished the 2016 season as the Giants’ starting tight end. He’ll be back to try to keep that job next season, Dan Duggan of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

The Giants have re-signed Tye, according to a person familiar with the situation. Re-signing Tye was simply a formality because he was an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA). Tye’s signing was first reported by ESPN.

ERFAs are players with two or less seasons in the league. Once an ERFA player is tendered, he can only negotiate with his current team. The tender is a one-year minimum salary contract, which means Tye will earn $615,000 in 2017.

The Giants got good value on Tye last season, as he took over as the starting tight end after seven games and played 65 percent of the offensive snaps. Tye had 48 catches for 395 yards and one touchdown last season. The undrafted free agent out of Stony Brook emerged with 42 catches for 464 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie in 2015.

Tye is the third ERFA to re-sign with the Giants this week, joining fellow tight end Matt LaCosse and defensive tackle Robert Thomas. The Giants’ only remaining ERFA is fullback Nikita Whitlock. SNY reported that the Giants will not re-sign ERFA wide receiver Ben Edwards, who spent last season on injured reserve.

The post Giants Re-Sign Tight End Will Tye appeared first on Giants Gab.

Visit Giants Gab for all your New York Giants News! You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.


We encourage you to Share our Reports, Analyses, Breaking News and Videos. Simply Click your Favorite Social Media Button and Share.

Report abuse


Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories



Top Global

Top Alternative




Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.