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Giants officially sign Pascoe for 2012
It was pretty much a formality, but it’s still a sense of relief for Bear Pascoe, who has now officially signed with the New York Giants, his father, Sean, said on Friday.
Pascoe, a 2004 Granite Hills graduate, was an exclusive rights free agent, basically meaning his rights still belonged to the Giants, and the Giants tendered him an offer earlier this month. Sean said his son signed the standard one-year contract for exclusive rights free agents for the 2012 season.
“He’s relieved,” Sean said. “He’s got him a job. Now he’s got to go get (the job) done.”
The Giants now have Pascoe at tight end along with Martelius Bennett, a free agent that the Giants signed from the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants also have Christian Hopkins, who was on the practice squad last season. The Giants other two tight ends, Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum, are both injured and will begin the season on the Physically Unable to Perform List.
The Giants could also be interested in Stanford tight end Coby Fleener, who had an impressive showing at Stanford’s Pro Day on Thursday, running the 40 in 4.45 seconds. Fleener could still be available when the Giants draft in the first round.
Next up for Pascoe, who can also play fullback, will be an off season workout with the Giants in mid-April.
Pascoe’s busy offseason continues after he and the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl 21-17. Sean said his son and David Carr, the Giants backup quarterback who has re-signed with the team, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for today’s 6 p.m. baseball game between Fresno State and UC Riverside at Beiden Field. Pascoe and Carr both played at Fresno State.