The Complete New York Giants Training Camp Guide

Tamer ChammaContributor IIJuly 20, 2013

The Complete New York Giants Training Camp Guide

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    Training camp for the New York Giants is now only days away, with the official start date July 26. The long offseason is almost complete, and the start of the 2013 campaign is well within sight.

    The following slides will give you all the information you need to get ready for Big Blue’s month-long training camp. Included is a full roster analysis and predictions on who will make the 53-man unit. How the rookies are performing, position battles to watch for and players fighting to make the team will also be discussed.

    And, of course, a complete schedule of the action is included as well to make it easy to follow along as training camp progresses.

Training Camp, Preseason Schedule

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    TRAINING CAMP LOCATION

    Timex Performance Center

    1925 Giants Drive

    East Rutherford, NJ 07073 

    TRAINING CAMP DATES

    First Practice – Saturday, July 27

    Autograph Day – Sunday, July 28

    Camp End – Wednesday, August 21

    PRESEASON GAMES

    Aug. 10th 7:30pm ET: at Steelers

    Aug. 18th 7:00pm ET: vs. Colts

    Aug. 24th 7:00pm ET: vs. Jets

    Aug. 29th 7:30pm ET: at Patriots

    TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE SCHEDULE

    DayDateTimeActivity
    SaturdayJuly 27, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    SundayJuly 28, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice (Autograph Day) 
    MondayJuly 29, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    TuesdayJuly 30, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    WednesdayJuly 31, 2013 No Practice
    ThursdayAugust 1, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    FridayAugust 2, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    SaturdayAugust 3, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    SundayAugust 4, 2013 Closed to the Public
    MondayAugust 5, 2013 No Practice 
    TuesdayAugust 6, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice 
    WednesdayAugust 7, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    ThursdayAugust 8, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    FridayAugust 9, 2013 No Practice 
    SundayAugust 11, 2013No PracticePlayers’ Day Off
    MondayAugust 12, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice 
    TuesdayAugust 13, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    WednesdayAugust 14, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    ThursdayAugust 15, 2013 No Practice 
    FridayAugust 16, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice
    SaturdayAugust 17, 2013 No Practice
    MondayAugust 19, 2013 No Practice 
    TuesdayAugust 20, 20133:25-5:25 p.m.Practice
    WednesdayAugust 21, 20131:30-3:45 p.m.Practice (Fan Access Concludes)

     

Roster Breakdown

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    The Giants will enter training camp with 91 players but leave with only 53. It will be a fierce battle to avoid being one of the 38 players that don’t make the team.

    The performance by these players in preseason games will certainly factor heavily into the coaches decision on who to keep. Nearly as important, though, will be what they show everyday in practice.

    Click here for a complete breakdown of the entire roster, including some hints on who will make the team.

Burning Questions

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    Every team has questions heading into a new season. When you miss the playoffs the year before, however, those questions tend to pile up quickly.

    It doesn’t always stop there. The Giants will also have to integrate new players they acquired through free agency and the draft. Injuries to key contributors and inexperienced players suddenly thrust into important roles adds to the uncertainty.

    Click here for the 10 questions that every Giants fan should be pondering heading into training camp.

Biggest Camp Battles

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    Watching players compete to win playing time is one of the best parts of any training camp.

    Big Blue has some interesting battles to follow on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. Right tackle, middle linebacker and the third wide receiver spot are all up for grabs. Even special teams will get some attention, as Josh Brown and David Buehler will boot it out for placekicking duties.

    Click here for a complete breakdown of the Giants’ training camp battles to follow.

Rookie/UDFA Watch

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    The Giants most-talked-about draft pick may end playing the least out of the rookies that make the team.

    Big Blue surprised every one by trading up in the fourth round to grab quarterback Ryan Nassib. While the Nassib selection grabbed headlines, the more unheralded picks of Justin Pugh, Johnathan Hankins and Damontre Moore will each probably play a larger role in the upcoming season.

    Even players chosen late in the draft, like safety Cooper Taylor and running back Michael Cox, figure to make the team and could contribute right away.

    And don’t forget about the undrafted free agents the Giants signed. These players may have been overlooked, but they will still have a chance to surprise in training camp.

    For a complete look at all of the Giants rookies, click here.

Bubble Watch

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    Some players enter training camp knowing a roster spot is secure. Others are aware that making the team is a long shot at best.

    Then there are a precious few players right on the bubble, where their performance in camp, among other extenuating circumstances, will decide their fate.

    For the Giants in 2013, veterans like David Carr and Ryan Torain are firmly in this territory of the unknown.

    Click here for an in-depth look at the Giants bubble watch.

Projected Final 53-Man Roster

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    There is still more than a month before the Giants have to decide on a 53-man roster. A lot can change over that time, as surprise players will make their case and injuries could quickly increase the chances of guys without much hope making the team.

    Predicting who will make the regular season roster is still fun to do at this point. By late August, it could prove to be an indicator that the Giants training camp contained few surprises. On the other hand, the prediction could end up being a reminder of how much training camp changed the equation.

    Click here for Big Blue’s projected 53-man roster and analysis of the choices.

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