New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison missed the final six games of the 2019 regular season due to a concussion, and now it apparently has him considering retirement.

Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports that Ellison has mulled walking away from the game and that a decision could be made in the near future.

Already young and short on depth, the Giants might be losing a rare veteran contributor.

Tight end Rhett Ellison is mulling retirement, according to three NFL sources, after missing the final six games of his eighth NFL season due to a concussion.

The 31-year-old Ellison signed a four-year, $18 million with the Giants in 2017 and has been a reliable asset when he’s able to get onto the field. In 40 games with Big Blue, he’s hauled in 67 receptions for 674 yards and four touchdowns.

Despite Ellison’s consistency, and unrelated to his concussion issue, he had been pegged as a potential salary cap casualty in East Rutherford. He will account for a $7.18 million cap hit in 2020 should he return, but only $2.188 million in dead money compared to $5 million in savings if cut.

Should Ellison decide to return in 2020, the Giants will likely request he take a pay cut or be released outright.