New York Giants: Top 5 Tight Ends All-Time

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Oct 12, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; The helmet of New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) (not pictured) sits on the field as players stretch during warm ups before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Giants 27-0. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

4. Howard Cross

As we move up our list of Giants’ tight ends, we move to Howard Cross. Drafted in the sixth round in the 1989 NFL Draft, Cross would go on to play his entire career with the Giants. The Alabama native proved to be a steal for the Giants even though he was drafted late as he was known for this blocking expertise. He was also a member of that memorable Super Bowl XXV squad that defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19.

Despite being known for his blocking, Cross displayed his catching talents and endurance. He still holds the records for most games played by a New York Giant with 207. In those games, Cross grabbed 201 receptions for 2,194 yards scoring 17 touchdowns. Cross would go onto retire in the 2001 season making him the only Giants player to play on the 1990 squad as well as the Superbowl XXXV team that lost to the Baltimore Ravens 34-7.

After hanging up his cleats, Cross moved beyond the field and into the broadcasting booth. He is currently co-hosting This Week in Football on the YES Network along with being a color commentator for Ivy League games. Cross also spent some time as a sideline reporter for the New York Giants Radio Sports Network.

Next: 3. Jeremy Shockey