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5 things you need to know about TE Daniel Fells

1. Veteran tight end Daniel Fells returns for a second season with the Giants after signing as a free agent last offseason. Fells began his NFL career as an undrafted rookie with the Falcons in 2006 and has since played 87 games with 39 career starts for the Rams (2008-2010), Broncos (2011), Patriots (2012) and Giants (2014-present). He spent the 2007 season on the Raiders' practice squad and did not play in 2013 after he was released by New England at the end of training camp. Overall, Fells has 108 receptions for 1,274 yards (11.8) and 12 touchdowns in his career.

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2. In his first season with the Giants, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Fells caught 16 passes for 188 yards (11.8) and a career-high four touchdowns, including scores in three consecutive games in Weeks 2-4. Fells played all 16 games in 2014 and started nine of them, the second-most of his career.

3. Fells has played in three postseason games, making two starts with the Broncos in their first two rounds following the 2011 regular season. He caught two passes for 57 yards. He played in his third playoff game a year later with the Patriots.

4. In 2011, Fells played in 16 games with a career-high 15 starts for Denver, finishing with 19 catches for 256 yards (13.5) and three touchdowns. In 2010 with St. Louis, he played in all 16 games for the first time in his career and posted career highs in receptions (41) and yards (391). He was one of nine NFL tight ends to catch a ball in every game that season.

5. Fells was a three-year starter at UC-Davis, recording 59 receptions for 964 yards (16.3) and four touchdowns. As a senior, he had 10 catches for 165 yards and a touchdown in six games before injuring his ankle. He earned first-team All-Great West Conference honors after posting 35 receptions for 520 yards (14.9) and a touchdown as a junior. Born in Anaheim, Calif., Fells prepped at Fullerton Union High School, where he earned All-Freeway League honors in football, basketball, and baseball as a senior.

Check out photos of TE Daniel Fells from the 2014 season

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