Kelvin Benjamin started the opening couple of minutes of his first coaching camp apply with the Giants on Wednesday engaged in an intense dialog with head coach Joe Decide. A second later, Benjamin made a gradual stroll off the sphere, trailed carefully by basic supervisor Dave Gettleman, who when he was the GM in Carolina, made Benjamin a first-round decide of the Panthers within the 2014 NFL Draft.
Benjamin would possibly as properly have stored on strolling. The Giants launched him later within the day. A supply instructed The Publish Benjamin’s weight was “a problem.’’
The 30-year-old was an excessive lengthy shot to make the ultimate roster. He has not performed within the NFL since 2018 and was making an attempt out at a brand new place, tight finish. The Giants took a flier on Benjamin, signing him Could 16 out of a rookie minicamp to a one-year deal price $990,000.
Benjamin instructed NJ.com that he arrived at camp at 268 kilos and that Decide needed him to weigh in at 251. Benjamin handed the conditioning take a look at on Tuesday, however stated Decide instructed him he was going to positive him for being chubby and that he couldn’t apply on Wednesday.
“I simply felt like from Day 1, as soon as I stepped on the sphere, as soon as I placed on the colours, [Judge] by no means appreciated me,” Benjamin instructed NJ.com. “He didn’t even need me there.
“The day earlier than apply, he didn’t carry all of this up. I simply felt just like the dude didn’t like me. Mr. Gettleman knew precisely what went down. Everyone within the constructing was telling me I appeared nice. I used to be feeling good.’’
As for Decide, Benjamin added: “He’s not a coach that may ever win a Tremendous Bowl as a result of he sits there and cusses all day. You’ll be able to inform he’s one-sided about every part. He’s a know-it-all. That’s not the way it’s purported to work.’’
Benjamin caught 73 passes for 1,008 yards and 9 touchdowns as a rookie, however he missed the 2015 season after tearing his ACL and his profession by no means totally recovered from that damage.
The Giants nonetheless have seven tight ends on the roster. One among them, Rysen John, was positioned on the reserve/COVID-19 listing on Wednesday.