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Raanan: TE Matt LaCosse signs a one year deal

Defenderdawg : 2/14/2017 10:12 am
"Tight end Matt LaCosse signed a one-year deal Monday with the New York Giants, sources told ESPN. He was an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA)."
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Not claiming he's the answer to anything,  
Big Blue '56 : 2/14/2017 10:16 am : link
but I'd like to see what LaCosse actually brings to the table when injury-free
Prove it or lose it.  
Brown Recluse : 2/14/2017 10:16 am : link
Hope he can stay healthy this year.
Adams, Tye, Wil Johnson, and now LaCosse  
The_Boss : 2/14/2017 10:26 am : link
Shouldn't stop the FO from investing in better options in FA or the draft.
RE: Adams, Tye, Wil Johnson, and now LaCosse  
Big Blue '56 : 2/14/2017 10:29 am : link
In comment 13360519 The_Boss said:
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Shouldn't stop the FO from investing in better options in FA or the draft.


They won't
And  
allstarjim : 2/14/2017 10:55 am : link
Adams will lock the position down.
This is a Camp Fodder move.  
No Where Man : 2/14/2017 11:20 am : link
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RE: This is a Camp Fodder move.  
Brown Recluse : 2/14/2017 11:24 am : link
In comment 13360612 No Where Man said:
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Where is camp fodder located?
"Camp Fodder" ha  
Brown Recluse : 2/14/2017 11:24 am : link
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Gains  
area junc : 2/14/2017 11:30 am : link
LaCosse and Will Johnson: 2 unknown pieces that could've meant the world. Getting these 2 back, along with Darian Thompson, is already nice gains
LaCosse was looking promissing in camp  
ZogZerg : 2/14/2017 12:16 pm : link
until he got hurt.
He needs to stay healthy.
It'd be nice  
old man : 2/14/2017 12:21 pm : link
if he can just stay healthy thru final cut down day.
Adams stays,and the new guy, then LaCosse-Tye fight it out for 3rd TE/ST. Johnson: depends upon his health and the FB role 1 year after Ben is HC.
I feel like this  
djm : 2/14/2017 12:27 pm : link
guy has been on a one year deal then hurt during the summer for 5 straight seasons now. I know that's wrong and unfair. Just feels that way.
RE: I feel like this  
arcarsenal : 2/14/2017 12:40 pm : link
In comment 13360757 djm said:
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guy has been on a one year deal then hurt during the summer for 5 straight seasons now. I know that's wrong and unfair. Just feels that way.


Not unfair, it's pretty close to reality. Matt LaCosse has been nothing but a name to date.
RE: LaCosse was looking promissing in camp  
njm : 2/14/2017 12:44 pm : link
In comment 13360733 ZogZerg said:
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until he got hurt.
He needs to stay healthy.


Did you watch him "block" in the preseason?
As far as LaCosse goes,  
Doomster : 2/14/2017 12:47 pm : link
looking promising in camp means nothing.....Giants seem to have a penchant for undrafted TE's.....hard to get excited for a guy who caught 14 passes/117 yards/3 tds his senior year(by the way he was a qb in high school)for that football powerhouse Illinois....and yet, everytime his name comes up, BBI tends to get giddy.....

Hopefully, a FA vet wants to come here, or we get lucky in the draft.....but I doubt with the needs this club has, they will not be using a high pick on a TE, which then really becomes a crap shoot.....
As far as LaCosse goes,  
Doomster : 2/14/2017 12:47 pm : link
looking promising in camp means nothing.....Giants seem to have a penchant for undrafted TE's.....hard to get excited for a guy who caught 14 passes/117 yards/3 tds his senior year(by the way he was a qb in high school)for that football powerhouse Illinois....and yet, everytime his name comes up, BBI tends to get giddy.....

Hopefully, a FA vet wants to come here, or we get lucky in the draft.....but I doubt with the needs this club has, they will not be using a high pick on a TE, which then really becomes a crap shoot.....
He's all of the sudden  
Joey in VA : 2/14/2017 12:58 pm : link
Going to remain healthy? Isn't this 2 years in a row lost to injury? Guys usually get healthier as they age in this sport?
Not a big deal obviously,  
Dave in Hoboken : 2/14/2017 1:05 pm : link
but I think it'd be a better idea to step away from oft-injured players, especially in light of how relatively healthy we were in 2016. Oh well. Not like he's a starter or anything.
Hey, if Mykkele Thompson...  
MOOPS : 2/14/2017 1:08 pm : link
can do it.......
Bottom line  
Carl in CT : 2/14/2017 1:48 pm : link
Tye will be on the roster. He is the only one who proves something.
I'd actually replace Tye with someone who can actually block  
Brown Recluse : 2/14/2017 2:09 pm : link
and look for a receiving threat.
RE: LaCosse was looking promissing in camp  
Mason : 2/14/2017 2:14 pm : link
In comment 13360733 ZogZerg said:
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until he got hurt.
He needs to stay healthy.


how do you figure this? LaCosse when actually in the game was destroyed.
Regarding:  
David B. : 2/14/2017 4:18 pm : link
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Tye will be on the roster. He is the only one who proves something.


The only thing Tye being on the roster will prove is that the Giants failed to upgrade the position. Again.
Mason  
Stratman : 2/14/2017 5:08 pm : link
If LaCosse was destroyed as you say whenever he was in a game, why on earth would the Giants re-sign him?
RE: Mason  
Mason : 2/14/2017 7:13 pm : link
In comment 13361125 Stratman said:
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If LaCosse was destroyed as you say whenever he was in a game, why on earth would the Giants re-sign him?


Because he is cheap and they need to fill out roster spots. They loved him so much they gave him a one year deal. I hope that answers your question Stratman.
Mason, you commented that LaCosse was destroyed in games  
Gross Blau Oberst : 2/15/2017 12:18 pm : link
Where did that assessment come from? I can find no evidence to support that statement or assessment of LaCosse as a player.

The Giants are intrigued enough by what LaCosse has shown in two sets of training camps and limited game time – enough to bring him back for another try in 2017. LaCosse and Will Johnson may very well be competing for the new HB role in the Giants offense in 2017.

LaCosse has played in a total of 4 games as a New York Giant. 2 regular season games in 2015 and 2 pre-season games in 2016. Both season end with injuries and IR. From the BBI game reviews, LaCosse was not called out once for being “destroyed”. In fact LaCosse’s blocking drew mild praise, and he was productive receiving in one regular season game.

Quite a few reports from the 2015 and 2106 training camp and game reviews were positive about LaCosee’s performance and chances to make the final 53 man roster. Consider these articles and the games reviews later on to disprove your inaccurate statement.

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2016/08/matt_lacosse_went_from_interviewing_for_sales_jobs.html
The 6-foot-5, 261-pound LaCosse has worked in a rotation with the first-team offense along with Larry Donnell and Will Tye, undrafted free agents that have thrived with the Giants

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2016/06/tight_end_matt_lacosse_making_early_noise_at_giant.html
The latest no-name tight end to bubble to the surface with the Giants may already be making his move at organized team activities. Matt LaCosse has consistently been making plays this spring, and earned a large chunk of first-team snaps during Wednesday's OTA workout which was open to the media.

That's saying something with not one but two incumbent starters on the roster. Larry Donnell broke out in 2014 and it was Will Tye's turn last season when Donnell fractured a bone in his neck. They have both flashed promise as receivers, combining for 71 receptions for 687 yards and five touchdowns last season.

LaCosse may already be the best blocking tight end currently on the Giants roster, even if his competition in that regard isn't very strong.

http://www.bigblueview.com/2015/5/10/8580411/new-york-giants-rookie-mini-camp-matt-lacosse-geremy-davis-ereck-flowers-will-tye-stony-brook
LaCosse, a rookie free agent, was waived by the Giants on Aug. 2 after suffering a hamstring injury in training camp. He received an injury settlement, and per NFL rules, this was the first week they could re-sign him. LaCosse was signed by the Giants on May 7. He played in 46 games at the University of Illinois, where he caught 38 passes for 397 yards and six touchdowns. As a senior in 2014, he played in 13 games with 6 starts and caught 14 passes for 117 yards and three scores

https://insidefootball.com/2015/05/star-struck-matt-lacosse-hopes-to-be-catching-passes-from-eli-manning-for-giants/
LaCosse lined up as the in-line blocker, where he showed decent technique in squaring up his man, sinking his hips and bursting forward to gain the leverage into his “block.”
LaCosse, who lined up wide and in the slot for the Giants, put his receiving skills on display on the second day of the minicamp, hauling in every catchable ball thrown his way, and wowing the coaches and his teammates by making a diving reception on a ball thrown by former Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova.

https://insidefootball.com/2016/06/new-york-giants-ota-no-7-practice-report/
*Speaking of tight ends, Matt LaCosse is getting quite a bit of work with the first-team offense and has looked pretty solid in that role. LaCosse, who also impressed in the blocking drills, made some nice receptions today from a variety of positions on the field.

https://insidefootball.com/2016/06/new-york-giants-practice-report-no-4/
• One of the lesser talked about switches in personnel today is that tight end Matt LaCosse received quite a few reps at the expense of Larry Donnell. LaCosse made a beautiful reception on a comeback route. He also outjumped a defender—I couldn’t see who it was given the media’s vantage point—and snared the ball at its high point.


BBI scouting on LaCosse. The Giants waived/injured Matt LaCosse in late August 2016 and then placed him on Injured Reserve with a knee injury that required surgery. LaCosse was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2015 NFL Draft. The Giants waived/injured him in August with a hamstring injury and re-signed him to the Practice Squad in November and the 53-man roster in December 2015. He played in two games and finished with three catches for 22 yards. LaCosse is a versatile player who played tight end, H-Back, and fullback in college. LaCosse has good speed and catches the football well.

TE LaCosse game reviews, stats and transaction history.

2016 Season

Game 1 – Miami Dolphins 27 – New York Giants 10. LaCosse did not generate any stats. From the BBI game review. Tight Ends - Again, quarterbacking was so poor that it was tough to get a good read on the tight ends in the passing game. Will Tye had a nifty 15-yard catch-and-run called back due to an illegal formation penalty on Byron Stingily. The only official catch was the 7-yarder caught by Jerell Adams late in the 4th quarter. Larry Donnell was flagged with an unnecessary holding penalty on an outside run. Donnell did have an excellent block as an up back on Andre Williams’ 16-yard run. Tye and Matt LaCosse seemed to do a reasonable job run blocking.

Game 2 – Buffalo Bills 21 – New York Giants 0. LaCosse did not generate any stats. From the BBI game review. Tight Ends/Offensive Line. I’m grouping these two unit together this week as their pathetic blocking up front was the primary reason for the shit show on offense………. Again, individual breakdowns led to issues….. On the very next snap, Stingily, Seymour, and Farrell all immediately fell off of their blocks and Williams was surrounded by Bills (Matt LaCosse also had an impossible angle to attempt to block someone on this play).

Game 3 – New York Giants 21 – New York Jets 20. Tight End Matt LaCosse (knee) also did not play.

8/30 TE Matt LaCosse placed on injured reserve
8/29 TE Matt LaCosse waived/injured


2015 Season

Week 17. Philadelphia Eagles 35 – New York Giants 30. LaCosse did not generate any stats or comments in the BBI post game review.

Week 16. Minnesota Vikings 49 – New York Giants 17. From the BBI game review. Tight Ends. Crap. Giants tight ends had one catch for six yards in the first half. In the end, Will Tye, Jerome Cunningham, and Matt LaCosse (3 for 22) had a total of eight catches, but seven of those came when the game was well out of hand.

LaCosse did not play in any pre-season games after being waived/injured on August 1st.

12/25 TE Matt LaCosse signed from practice squad
11/4 TE Matt LaCosse signed to practice squad
8/4 TE Matt LaCosse waived/injury settlement
8/3 TE Matt LaCosse placed on injured reserve
8/1 TE Matt LaCosse waived/injured


Sounds like you make an opinionated statement without merit or fact to back it up.

Do try and be supportive of the team, and the players. Won’t you?


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