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Giants place TE rookie Daniel Bellinger on PUP list

The New York Giants have pressed a figurative reset button regarding their tight end situation following the 2021 NFL season. 2017 No. 1 draft pick Evan Engram and former Pro Bowl Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph were cleared to leave via free agency. The Giants then made a fourth-round selection this spring on San Diego State Aztecs product Daniel Bellinger.

It looks like Big Blue will have to wait to see Bellinger in action at the team’s facility this summer.

According to the league’s official website, the Giants placed Bellinger on the physically unable to play list on Thursday due to a quad injury. The club’s first-year pros showed up for training camp on Tuesday.

As it stands, veterans Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins are atop the depth chart at the Giants’ position. It’s unclear how long Bellinger could be sidelined with his backhand.

As Josh Alper noted for Pro Football Talk, Bellinger recorded 31 catches for 357 yards and two touchdowns with the Aztecs last season. There was likely hope that the 21-year-old could, at the very least, become something of a safety blanket for quarterback Daniel Jones, who had the fifth-year option attached to his rookie contract. refused this spring.

Recently, the Giants have been related with San Francisco 49ers veteran Jimmy Garoppolo in some rumors, but it’s unclear whether New York would make a move for Jimmy G. if Jones remains healthy through training camp and preseason.