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This group, as a whole, is in better shape to make the roster, but certain players will still struggle to grab a spot.
Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers is one of those players. His age (he just turned 34 in March), the fact that he missed all of 2012 with a blood clot and the aforementioned defensive line depth are all working against him.
Fellow defensive tackle Mike Patterson seems to have a better chance since he is four-and-a-half years younger (he turns 30 in September). When you look at his recent health, however, his chances appear to diminish.
Patterson missed only one game in his first six seasons in the NFL, all with the Philadelphia Eagles. His fortunes changed, though, during training camp in 2011 when he suffered a seizure. He still played 15 games that season but missed the Eagles' first seven games in 2012 due to complications from offseason brain surgery, which was necessary due to the seizure.
After coming back for five games, he missed the final four games of the season after being stricken with pneumonia.
Ryan Torain appears to have a leg up on Cox and Scott at running back due to the modest 1,011 rushing yards he has in four NFL seasons. He'll need to show he can contribute on special teams if he doesn't grab the third running back spot.
Defensive tackle Marvin Austin has been a disappointment for Big Blue since being selected in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft. He missed all of his rookie season with a torn pectoral muscle and accumulated only eight tackles in eight games last season. This is a make-or-break season for the 24-year-old.
Rookie safety Cooper Taylor is a risky, yet intriguing player. On the downside, he was diagnosed with a rare heart condition in 2009 that was a big factor as to why he dropped into the Giants' arms in the fifth round in April.
Taylor, though, is large and fast, and the Giants have big plans for him. Both Tom Coughlin and Jerry Reese would love to see him as the third safety in their three-safety looks.
Will Hill should be in the mix for that third safety position as well. He had a solid rookie season with 38 tackles, two forced fumbles and two pass defenses in 12 games.
Mark Herzlich is a natural outside linebacker but his best chance for playing time is at middle linebacker, with incumbent Chase Blackburn off to Carolina. Dan Connor has the inside track to land the starting gig, but a good training camp for Herzlich will certainly make things interesting. Connor only took 350 snaps for the Cowboys last year despite playing in 14 games.
Herzlich will also look to contribute on special teams, as he has during his first two seasons in the NFL.
Jim Cordle is a near lock to make the team due to his versatility along the offensive line and his contributions on special teams. He has the ability to play guard and tackle but is a center by trade.