The big plans the Giants have for rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger will have to wait a little longer to be put into action. The rookies reported to training camp earlier this week and Bellinger was placed on the physically unable to perform list due to a quad injury.
The full veteran squad shows up for training camp on Tuesday, with the first practice scheduled for Wednesday.
Bellinger, a 2022 fourth-round draft pick from San Diego State, has been impressive in the spring and it looked like he was primed for heavy use on offense in his freshman year. The tight end room isn’t exactly full of proven players, with two veteran newcomers to the roster, Ricky Seals-Jones and Jordan Akins, added during the offseason.
The 6-foot-6, 255-pound Bellinger didn’t have any telling college stats — 68 receptions for 771 yards and five touchdowns in 31 games — but the Giants believe he was underutilized and can become a reliable player. pass-catch and block the tight end. Bellinger can be activated whenever he is healthy.