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Larry Donnell | Tight End | #84

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 265
College: Grambling State
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Larry Donnell caught 1-of-2 targets for a 15-yard touchdown in New York's Week 1 win over the Cowboys.
Donnell was splitting snaps with Will Tye. Until a clear leader emerges in the Giants' tight end corps, Donnell won't be a viable TE2 in fantasy leagues. Sep 11 - 8:25 PM

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Larry Donnell caught 1-of-2 targets for eight yards in Saturday's preseason game.

There hasn't been much clarity to Donnell's "battle" with Will Tye, but Donnell seemed to spend more time with the first-team offense this evening. His catch tonight was his first of the summer. If nothing else, Donnell is going to remain a big body who can box out defenders in the red zone, but it's quite possible he and Tye cancel each other out from a TE2 perspective.
Aug 27 - 10:49 PM

ESPN New York reports Larry Donnell has "regularly been making plays" in Giants camp.

Per reporter Jordan Raanan, Donnell looks back to full speed after the G-Men thought he was "playing a little slow" in the spring as he returned from his neck injury. Donnell is battling Will Tye and Matt LaCosse for the team's starting job. Unless either Donnell or Tye has clearly emerged by the end of camp, it's a situation to avoid in fantasy leagues.
Aug 9 - 6:56 PM

The New York Daily News expects TE Larry Donnell to regain his starting job.

Donnell has been practicing without limitations at OTAs. He should be fully healthy for training camp, but his role is up in the air after his injury-filled 2015. Will Tye is strong competition for Donnell.
Jun 10 - 7:06 PM

Larry Donnell says he had a broken bone in his neck last year, and that the injury was "worse than I thought."

Donnell has since recovered, returning to the Giants on a $1.67 million restricted free agent tender. Donnell is a red zone threat, but the G-Men may have discovered a higher-upside option in Will Tye. It's hard to see Donnell having fantasy relevance in 2016.
Apr 26 - 1:17 PM

Giants re-signed TE Larry Donnell.

He'll earn $1.67 million under the original round tender. Donnell enjoyed a brief moment of fantasy relevance in 2014 (63 catches, 623 yards, six touchdowns) but then missed half of last season with a neck injury. This year he'll compete with Will Tye for the starting job at tight end.
Apr 19 - 1:34 PM

Giants restricted free agent TE Larry Donnell has received clearance from his season-ending neck injury.

The G-Men probably wouldn't have tendered Donnell had he failed to receive clearance. The original-round tender Donnell received is worth $1.67 million. Once he signs the tender, Donnell will compete with impressive Will Tye for the Giants' starting tight end job. Tye is a higher-upside prospect.
Mar 9 - 1:34 PM

Giants tendered restricted free agent TE Larry Donnell at the original-round level.

It's worth $1.67 million. Since Donnell entered the league as an undrafted free agent, the G-Men would receive no compensation were he to sign elsewhere and they decided not to match. With Donnell recovering from a serious neck injury, that's not going to happen. Heath permitting, he'll be back in New York City, and battling with Will Tye for top pass-catching duties.
Mar 3 - 1:26 PM

Giants TE Larry Donnell (neck) has yet to be cleared.

GM Jerry Reese is optimistic Donnell's career will continue, but hedged on guaranteeing it. "We’re expecting him to be back, but necks can be tricky, so we’ll have to wait and see where that goes," Reese said. "Hopefully he can get healthy and come back and continue his career." Donnell is a restricted free agent. His health will be paramount in whether or not he's tendered an offer.
Feb 25 - 6:17 PM

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said there is optimism Larry Donnell's neck issue in not a long-term problem.

Donnell was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and has not played since Week 8. Donnell was able to practice several weeks ago, but he was shut down after an MRI revealed more damage than expected in his neck. It is not a given Donnell is ready for the offseason program.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 11:19:00 AM

Giants placed TE Larry Donnell on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

Donnell had been sidelined since Week 9. With Will Tye playing well in his absence, the Giants decided to stop waiting around. Donnell has made a few nice plays the past two seasons, but is a replacement-level player. An impending exclusive rights free agent, Donnell should be back with the G-Men for next summer's training camp, but won't be guaranteed to make the 53-man roster.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 04:57:00 PM

Giants declared TE Larry Donnell, OT Emmett Cleary, WR Geremy Davis, OLB Devon Kennard, SS Brandon Meriweather, OT Marshall Newhouse and DE George Selvie inactive for Week 13 against the Jets.

Donnell (neck) hasn't seen the field since Week 8 and it wouldn't be a shock if he missed the rest of the season. Robert Ayers (toe), Justin Pugh (concussion) and Weston Richburg (ankle) are active.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Larry Donnell (neck) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Will Tye will draw another start after turning in his season-best game (6-74-0) in last Sunday's loss to Washington. Donnell has no known timetable for return and could very well miss the remainder of the season.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:02:00 PM

Giants declared TE Larry Donnell, G Justin Pugh, C Weston Richburg, DE George Selvie, WR Geremy Davis, CB Leon McFadden and S Cooper Taylor inactive for Week 12 against the Redskins.

Donnell may have a fracture in his neck and could be done for the season. Will Tye will continue to start in his place. With Pugh and Richburg out, the Giants are down two starters on the offensive line.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 11:28:00 AM

Larry Donnell (neck) is out for Week 12 against the Redskins.

Donnell's MRI results came back positive and it's possible he could miss the rest of the season. Will Tye will draw another start at tight end Sunday versus Washington.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 02:06:00 PM

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