3 Ways New York Giants Will Overcome Jake Ballard's Loss

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3 Ways New York Giants Will Overcome Jake Ballard's Loss
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While the New York Giants were defeating the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, they lost a key component of their offense for the 2012 season. Jake Ballard, an undrafted free agent who made the most of his opportunity as the starting tight end, tore his ACL in that game.

He was expected to miss all of the 2012 season. In anticipation of this, the Giants placed him on waivers hoping he would clear so they could place him on the PUP list to begin the year. The idea was to keep hope that he could return in the middle of the season.

Unfortunately, the Patriots snatched him off waivers in a move that was clearly made out of spite.

How will the Giants overcome the loss of their starting tight end? Here are three ways.

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