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Post  Big_Pete on Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:04 am

from http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2009/03/free_agent_cc_browns_visit_wit.html

Also, remember TE Ben Troupe? He was a second-round pick of the Titans in 2004 and looked to be a pretty good young player when he had 88 catches and 5 TDs combined in his first two seasons. Well, he's coming for a workout with the Giants tomorrow, according to someone informed of Troupe's itinerary.

The 6-4, 260-pound Troupe left the Titans after four seasons and signed a 2-year contract with the Buccaneers last March. But Tampa cut him after two games when Jerramy Stevens returned from his suspension. Troupe, 26, signed with the Raiders three days later, but he suffered a foot injury that kept him from ever suiting up for Oakland and eventually landed him on IR. The Raiders waived Troupe in November.

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Re: Giants to work out TE Ben Troupe

Post  Big_Pete on Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:18 am

This is an ok move, but not my prefered option.


I would rather try and make a deal for a solid #2 Blocking TE wth some starting experience; perhaps Anthony Fasano who is young and from NY

Fasano is ok as a reciever but is nothing special. I think we could get him for a 3rd or 4th roud pick.

He is the type of player who is a good compliment to Kevin Boss

I would like to see the Giants use more 2 TE sets

otherwise, perhaps LJ Smith is an option?
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Re: Giants to work out TE Ben Troupe

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:44 am

Fasano isn't going anywhere. Parcells really likes him, he drafted the kid and brought him along to Miami after leaving Dallas.
I think Troupe is about the best we're going to get minus the draft and that's ok with me.
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Re: Giants to work out TE Ben Troupe

Post  Big_Pete on Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:48 am

Troupe is ok, but I would prefer LJ Smith if he checked out ok medically

But I guess we are likley replacing Matthews as blocking TE and Troupe has ability in the passing game as well
I guess I am wary of his medical status, but the Giants doctors will check him out

it is interesting that Troupe is being brought in for a workout and not for a visit
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