Travis Beckum is recovering from a torn ACL he suffered during Super Bowl XLVI, and Jake Ballard was claimed off waivers by the New England Patriots, so neither is an option.
Bear Pascoe is a backup and more of a blocking-type tight end.
Then there are the two newest additions to the Giants: free agent Martellus Bennett from the Cowboys, and Adrien Robinson, the Giants' fourth-round draft pick.
Bennett is penciled in right now as the starter, but can he keep the job long-term?
My gut says no and that Robinson will eventually take over the starting job.
I see a lot of potential in Robinson as the Giants' tight end, and I think he could eventually play a big part in the Giants' offense.
Here are five reasons why I can see Robinson taking over the starting job in 2012.