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Report: Giants' Waller expected to retire

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The New York Giants are expecting tight end Darren Waller to make a decision on his playing future by next week's minicamp and people close to him in and around the team expect him to retire, sources told ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

Waller announced on Instagram Live Friday that he'd be making a decision soon.

The 31-year-old has struggled with injuries for much of his career. He appeared in just 12 games last season and has suited up for an entire campaign just twice in nine years.

New York bolstered its tight-end room this offseason amidst Waller's uncertainty. The Giants selected Theo Johnson in the fourth round this past draft and signed free agents Jack Stoll and Chris Manhertz. Daniel Bellinger, who started 13 games in 2023, remains on the roster.

Waller hauled in 52 receptions for 552 yards and one touchdown in his first season with the Giants last year. The one-time Pro Bowler has 4,124 yards and 20 touchdowns on 350 career catches.

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