The week of New York Giants reunions continued this Thursday. The Giants announced that they have re-signed tight end Daniel to a new contract. Fells is third player the Giants have re-signed this week, following the signings of offensive lineman John Jerry and cornerback Chykie Brown.
Last season, Fells served primarily as the Giants backup tight end. In 2014, Fells caught 18 passes for 188 yards and had a career high four touchdown catches. Considered the best run blocker of any tight ends on the team, the Giants used Fells a lot during running plays and in their goal line packages.
“I’m excited,” Fells said about re-signing with the Giants. “There’s no place I’d rather be. It’s a world-class organization with a great coaching staff. And I believe in the guys in that locker room. Coming back here was always in the forefront of my mind.”
Fells is a great signing for the G-Men. He is a solid backup at tight end behind starter Larry Donnell. His blocking ability is something the Giants need to improve in their run game and can be a nice target for quarterback Eli Manning in the passing game, especially during play action plays. He is great fit for the Giants in their two tight end and goal line personnel as well. Also in nine starts last year, Fells proved he can be a productive starter for the Giants if Donnell went down with any sort of injury.
A 10-year pro out of the University of California-Davis, Fells will also bring a good veteran presence to the Giants locker room as well.
Fells signing also makes it the first time in five seasons, that the Giants will have same starting and backup tight ends for back to back season.
The Giants are reportedly set to host free agent defensive end George Selvie this weekend. Selvie has been apart of the Dallas Cowboys defensive line the past two seasons. After a breakout 2013 season with the Cowboys, Selvie had a down year in 2014, finishing with only three sacks on the season.