It looks like tight end Larry Donnell will be back in blue this season.
The Giants reportedly tendered the restricted free agent on Thursday at the original round/right of first refusal level — a non-guaranteed $1.671 million.
Donnell, 27, caught 29 passes for 233 yards and two touchdowns in eight games before sustaining a neck injury last year that sidelined him for the rest of the season.
In 2014, he had 63 receptions for 623 yards and six touchdowns.
As of now, it’s unclear if Donnell will be healthy enough to return to the field. At last week’s NFL Scouting Combine, Giants general manager Jerry Reese seemed hopeful.
“We’re expecting him to be back,” he said of Donnell, who has yet to be medically cleared to participate in football drills. “But necks can be tricky, so we’ll have to wait and see where that goes.”
If all goes according to plan, Donnell would play out his one-year deal with the Giants unless another team offers him a contract. Should the Giants decide not to match the offer, they would not receive compensation.