Donnell signs with Baltimore Ravens – New York Giants News

Donnell signs with Baltimore Ravens – New York Giants News

Tight end Larry Donnell’s NFL career isn’t finished quite yet.

Former New York Giants tight end signed a contract with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. According to the Baltimore Sun, Donnell got into the action right away, catching a few passes.

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“It did feel good to put my cleats in the ground again,” said Donnell who practiced Sunday night and made a few catches. “It’s a great organization. I’ve been here for only a few days and there’s a lot of love. I’ve made a lot of bonds already. It’s just cool to be able to play football again.”

A four-year career with the New York Giants ended after last season with a whimper. Donnell was passed on the depth chart by fellow undrafted free agent Will Tye. In fact, Tye and Donnell are similar in nature, except Tye may be a better receiver. Both players have issues with blocking.

Overall in 2016, Donnell had just six starts for the G-Men. He caught just 15 passes for 92 yards and a single touchdown. His best season by far came in 2014 with 63 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns.

Recently, the undrafted free agent from Grambling suffered concussion and neck injuries. His reckless style also led to ball security issues. This spring, Donnell had a tryout with the Indianapolis Colts, but was not signed. With little interest this offseason, Donnell’s NFL career seemed to be winding down.

This opportunity with Baltimore came quickly, however.

The Ravens needed to bolster their tight end unit after losing Crockett Gilmore to a knee injury Friday. Previously, veteran Dennis Pitta retired, and Darren Waller received a…

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