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Giants Bring In Former Patriots Tight End Alex Smith For A Visit:

A day after trading tight end Michael Matthews to the Patriots for a conditional 2011 draft pick, the Giants brought in former Patriots TE Alex Smith for a visit Sunday, according to a person familiar with the action. The person requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak on behalf of the Giants or Smith.

The 6-4, 258-pound Smith was cut by New England Saturday. Smith didn’t make the Patriots’ 53-man roster because of his inadequacies as a blocking tight end and perhaps his $1.5 million salary.

The Patriots originally acquired Smith from Tampa Bay in April for a fifth-round pick. Smith, who was drafted by the Buccaneers in the third round in 2005, had 129 receptions for 1,252 yards and 11 touchdowns for Tampa Bay.

The Giants current tight end corps includes Kevin Boss, Darcy Johnson and rookie third-round pick Travis Beckum.

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2 Responses to “Giants Bring In Former Patriots Tight End Alex Smith For A Visit:”

  1. Mark did you get my email?

  2. […] Giants must not be happy with their tight end situation. We know that they brought in Alex Smith for a visit. Now, they are bringing in Leonard Pope for a visit. Pope, formerly of […]

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