Jul 272021
 
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Joe Judge, New York Giants (September 14, 2020)

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NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP BEGINS…
While New York Giants rookies, quarterbacks, first-year players, and rehabbing injured players reported to team facilities last week, the rest of the team reported today at East Rutherford, New Jersey. The first summer training camp practice will be held on Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM. Practices are not open to the public this year.

Right now, our players are still completing their physicals,” said Head Coach Joe Judge. “We’ve had some team meetings in terms of some of the medical meetings and some of the logistics that go along with reporting day. Then, this afternoon, we’ll transition back over to football and get ready for tomorrow’s practice.”

INJURY REPORT…
The following players remain on various PUP and reserve lists:

  • Reserve/COVID-19 List: LB Blake Martinez and S Joshua Kalu were placed on the list today.
  • Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List: RB Saquon Barkley (knee), TE Kyle Rudolph (foot), RT Matt Peart (back), OC Jonotthan Harrison (hamstring), LB Oshane Ximines (hamstring), and CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle)
  • Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI) List: LB Reggie Ragland (hamstring), LB Ryan Anderson (back) and RB Sandro Platzgummer (hamstring)
  • Injured Reserve: RB Taquan Mizzell (hamstring)

WR Kadarius Toney was officially removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 List today.

“(Toney is)  with us today in the building, so he’s back with us. We have a number of (COVID) guys for different reasons that we’re actually going to take them a little bit slower,” said Head Coach Joe Judge. “Obviously, coming off of that protocol as we learned last year with the number of players on our team throughout the season, we’re going to go and move them around the field and make sure that he’s ready to go, then we’ll start integrating with our team. We’re not going to go ahead and rush anything to get in the process. He’ll be in the meetings with all of our players. He’ll be able to go out there and operate in some of the – some of the meetings we get a little bit more on our feet. But in terms of practice itself, we’re not going to do anything with him on the field with the team until we know he’s fully ready to go. His timetable will be different, I’m sure, than a lot of the guys last year that we learned from. One thing we really took away from last year was these things are all very specific to each person, what their symptoms were or what their exposure was, but that time away from training is what’s critical.

I’d say, with all the guys that are on PUP, we just took the approach of anybody who’s not 100 percent from day one that we’re going to put them on the PUP list. This wasn’t anything unique to one player, just an approach we’re taking with every player. With the PUP list, we can pull them off at any point. We’re optimistic with all the players that are on it currently, they’re all working with our training staff and making a lot of progress. I’m not going over any one person’s individual injury at this moment, but I’ve got a lot of confidence in the way that he’s working and going day by day.”

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Tuesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The New York Giants practice Wednesday morning (9:30-11:30AM). Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will address the media.

ARTICLES…

Jul 222021
 
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Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (May 14, 2021)

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On Wednesday, New York Giants rookies reported early to summer training camp at the team’s facilities in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Quarterbacks, first-year players, and rehabbing injured players reported on Thursday. The bulk of the team reports next Tuesday with the first summer training camp practice being held on Wednesday.

With the first practice fast approaching, the Giants made 10 roster transactions on Thursday:

  • WR Kadarius Toney was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List. Toney is currently in COVID protocols and participating in team meetings remotely.
  • RB Saquon Barkley (knee), TE Kyle Rudolph (foot), RT Matt Peart (back), OC Jonotthan Harrison (hamstring), LB Oshane Ximines (hamstring), and CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle) were placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List. Players on the Active/PUP list can be activated at any time during training camp. If they are still on the list at the final roster cutdown to 53, they must either be activated or moved to the Reserve/PUP list. Players on the Reserve/PUP list must be inactive for the first six weeks of the season.
  • LB Ryan Anderson (back) and RB Sandro Platzgummer (hamstring) were placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury (NFI) List. They can can return to practice when they are medically cleared.
  • RB Taquan Mizzell (hamstring) was placed on Injured Reserve.
Jul 152021
 
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Mike Weber, Dallas Cowboys (August 29, 2019)

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NEW YORK GIANTS SIGN TWO FREE AGENTS
The New York Giants have signed free agents running back Mike Weber and safety Jordyn Peters a few days before players are set to report to summer training camp on July 27th.

The 23-year old, 5’10”, 210-pound Weber was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He has also spent time with the Kansas City Chiefs (2020), and Green Bay Packers (2020-2021). The Packers cut him in early June 2021. Weber has not yet played in an NFL game.

The 6’1”, 200-pound Peters was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2021 NFL Draft. The Jets waived him in early July.

GIANTS CUT RYQUELL ARMSTEAD
On June 24th, the Giants waived running back Ryquell Armstead, who the team claimed off of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars in May 2021. The 5’11”, 220-pound Armstead was drafted in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. As a rookie in 2019, Armstead played in 16 regular-season games with one start, rushing the ball 35 times for 108 yards (3.1 yards per average). He also caught 14 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Armstead missed all of 2020 with COVID-19.

Jun 212021
 
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Eli Manning, New York Giants (January 24, 2020)

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GIANTS WILL RETIRE ELI MANNING’S #10 JERSEY
The New York Giants have announced that the team will retire former quarterback Eli Manning’s #10 jersey at halftime of September 26th’s home game against the Atlanta Falcons. Manning will also be entered into the team’s Ring of Honor.

“I think it’ll be great,” Manning said. “To have a full crowd and one final, I guess, goodbye and thank you to the fans. Because they’re the ones that make it all happen and they supported me my whole career. I think it’s fitting the Giants are playing the Falcons, who I had my first start against back in ’04. Obviously, it’s a great honor. But really, to get to do it with teammates and family and around the fans and the organization – those are the people that made this all happen, and it’s been a fun ride and it’ll be a great final farewell.”

Manning played 16 years for the Giants, from 2004 until 2019. He was a two-time Super Bowl MVP who compiled a 117-117 regular-season record and an 8-4 post-season record as a starting quarterback. He holds most of the franchise’s QB records, including passing yards (57,023) and touchdowns (366).

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ELI MANNING RETURNS TO NEW YORK GIANTS
The New York Giants have announced that former quarterback Eli Manning will work for the team in a variety of roles, including business development, marketing, and community and corporate relations.

“I wanted to take a year off anyway,” Manning said. “That was the game plan to analyze what you want to do, analyze how busy you want to be, how involved you want to be, just to give the players a break, let the coaches have a fresh start and let Daniel Jones have his fresh start. But I was hoping there would be a spot back with the organization to do the things because of what it’s meant to me. The Giants organization is what I know. Since I’ve been out of college, this is all I’ve done and all I’ve ever wanted to do was do well for the Giants and win games and represent the organization in a positive way, and hopefully I can continue to do that.

“I sat down with (team president and CEO) John Mara and kind of said, ‘Hey, I’d like to get back involved if you think there’s a spot for me or a way that I can help out.’ From there, we did some brainstorming and figured out a way for me to get back involved.

“I’m excited that I get to hold true that ‘Once a Giant, only a Giant.’ I wanted to be back here with the organization. I had a little break; I think both sides needed a little parting. But I’m excited to team back up with the Giants and help out in any way they feel they need it. Most of it will be on the business side and be with the sponsors and marketing and corporate stuff and the community service, which has been so important to me.”

Jun 082021
 
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Jim Fassel

Jim Fassel, who was head coach of the New York Giants from 1997-2003, passed away Monday night in a Las Vegas hospital from a heart attack at the age of 71 after being admitted with chest pains.

Fassel was a colorful coach whose up-and-down tenure was marked by surprise performances when expectations were often at their lowest. The Giants won the NFC East twice during his tenure and reached the Super Bowl in the 2000 season. Fassel was named the NFL’s “Coach of the Year” in 1997, his first season as the team’s head coach. His overall record over seven seasons was 58-53-1 and 2-3 in the post season. His 58 regular-season wins place him fourth highest on the franchise’s all-time list of coaching victories.

Little was expected of the 1997 New York Giants as Fassel took over a team that had struggled offensively and was unsettled at the quarterback position. Despite ranking near the bottom of the league in total yards and offensive points scored, New York surprised fans and experts with a 10-5-1 record that was good enough to win the NFC East, the Giants first such title since 1990. They did so by not beating themselves, ranking tops in the league in protecting the football and defensive takeaways. Fassel was rewarded after the season with the AP’s “Coach Of The Year” award.

Two mediocre seasons followed that initial success, but they were not without notoriety.

On December 13, 1998, Fassel’s 5-8 Giants faced the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos, who were boasting a perfect 13-0 record on the season. Trailing 16-13 with under two minutes remaining, Fassel settled the situation on the sideline with his quarterback Kent Graham. Fassel said, “I told Kent, ‘Don’t read the coverage, throw it to Amani.’” Moments later Graham completed a 37-yard touchdown pass to Toomer and the Broncos left the field with their first loss of the season.

The Giants revolving door at quarterback stopped at Kerry Collins late in 1999, which was a surprise to many as Collins had struggled both professionally and personally before coming to New York as a free agent and was seen as something of a reclamation project. On December 5, 1999, Collins enjoyed the best performance a Giant quarterback had displayed since Phil Simms retirement as he threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns in a 41-28 romp over the Jets. That moment served as a springboard to even bigger success for both Collins and the Giants. Collins later said, “I owe the turnaround that I’ve had to him. I think that Jim is a special guy.”

Fassel’s Giants teams were known for finishing strong. Their regular-season record in the month of December during his first six seasons was 19-5. Most memorable was the December push in 2000 that was sparked by his most quotable press moment.

Following a desultory home loss to Detroit, Fassel captivated the media with a surprisingly boastful press conference, espousing unconditional belief in his 7-4 team: “This is a poker game, and I’m shoving my chips to the middle of the table. I’m raising the ante, and anybody who wants in, get in. Anybody who wants out can get out. This team is going to the playoffs, OK? This team is going to the playoffs.”

After being the lead story on every sports program that week, including some who questioned Fassel’s sanity, the Giants ran the remainder of their regular-season schedule, winning five consecutive games. Not only did they capture their second NFC East title in four years, but they also entered the playoffs as the NFC’s first seed.

In that post-season, Fassel achieved something only one other coach in franchise history had attained, two home-field victories. Only Bill Parcells 1986 squad has run the table while standing on the Giants sideline though the playoffs. Like his predecessor, Fassel kept the opponent off the scoreboard in the NFC Championship, when the Giants defeated the favorited Minnesota Vikings 41-0, sending New York to their third Super Bowl. However, the joyride ended as the Giants lost to the Baltimore Ravens 34-7.

Following a disappointing 7-9 campaign in 2001, Fassel’s Giants had another December run to remember in 2002.

Mired in an offensive slump and with a 6-6 record entering December, Fassel assumed play-calling duties from offensive coordinator Sean Payton. His uncanny knack for making the right move at the right time proved to be spot-on again as the Giants offense erupted for 108 points over the next three games, highlighted by Collin’s perfect quarterback rating performance in a 44-27 win at Indianapolis. A hard-fought 10-7 overtime win over division rival Philadelphia sent the Giants to the post-season for the third time in Fassel’s tenure.

A second-half collapse at San Francisco in the Wild Card game sent the Giants into a downward spiral they could not recover from. Late in the 2003 campaign, Fassel had one final slick maneuver: he preempted his inevitable forthcoming exit.

On December 17, 2003, with his team 4-10, Fassel announced he would not be returning after the final game of the season. While certainly not a surprise, the timing and source of the announcement were. Fassel philosophically said, “It’s time. They need a change, I need a change. It’s the right thing to do.”

If nothing else, Jim Fassel’s Giants tenure was unpredictable, with moments of being unforgettable.

Prior to being the head coach of the Giants, Fassel served as Giants quarterback back coach from 1991-1992, where he earned high praise from Phil Simms: “I learned more in two years with Jim Fassel than I ever knew about quarterbacking.”

Fassel was raised on the West Coast, and played football at Fullerton College, USC, and Long Beach State. He had a brief playing career at the professional level in the CFL and WFL in the early 1970s. His initial notoriety as a position coach was at Stanford University where he tutored John Elway, who became the NFL’s number one overall draft pick in 1983. He reunited with Elway as his quarterback coach in Denver in 1993-1994. Fassel’s first head coaching assignment was at the University of Utah from 1985-1989.

Fassel’s post-Giants career included a position as a Baltimore Raven’s assistant coach from 2004-2006 and again as a head coach in the United Football League, where he achieved championships with the Las Vegas franchise in 2009 and 2010.

May 242021
 
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Kelvin Benjamin, New York Giants (May 14, 2021)

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NEW YORK GIANTS OTAs BEGIN
The New York Giants began the third and final phase of their offseason program on Monday. The Giants held their first of eight Organized Team Activity (OTA) workouts on Monday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. They will hold another on Tuesday and another on Thursday, with media having access to the Thursday OTA.

Voluntary “Phase II” workouts for all players were held last week. These on-field workouts only included individual player instruction and non-contact, walkthrough drills. According to press reports, only about half of the Giants (approximately 45 players) showed up last week for these workouts. 

Voluntary “Phase III” workouts can be held from May 24-June 18. Activities during this 4-week period include in-person meetings and classroom instruction subject to COVID protocols and 10 days of OTAs (the Giants are only holding eight). No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed. Teams can also hold one mandatory mini-camp for veteran players.

Current schedule:

May 24-25: New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts

May 27: New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts (Media Access)

June 2-4: New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts (June 4 Media Access)

June 8-10: New York Giants mandatory Mini-Camp (Media Access)

June 14-15: New York Giants OTA Offseason Workouts

Players who do not attend in person could still participate in virtual meetings if they choose to do so.

GIANTS HIRE STEVEN PRICE AS PRO PERSONNEL MANAGER
The New York Giants have hired Steven Price to be the team’s new pro personnel manager. Ken Sternfeld, who had been the director of pro personnel, was shifted to senior pro personnel executive.

The Giants also appear to have promoted Tim McDonnell from assistant director of player personnel to co-director of player personnel alongside Mark Koncz, who solely had held that title.

May 182021
 
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Ryquell Armstead, Jacksonville Jaguars (December 29, 2019)

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GIANTS CLAIM RYQUELL ARMSTEAD OFF OF WAIVERS, CUT JOE WEBB…
The New York Giants have claimed running back Ryquell Armstead off of waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars. Armstead was cut by the Jaguars on Monday.

The 24-year old, 5’11”, 220-pound Armstead was drafted in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Jaguars. As a rookie in 2019, Armstead played in 16 regular-season games with one start, rushing the ball 35 times for 108 yards (3.1 yards per average). He also caught 14 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Armstead missed all of 2020 with COVID-19.

To make room for Armstead, the Giants cut quarterback/special teams player Joe Webb. The Giants signed Webb to the Practice Squad and then the 53-man roster in December 2020. The team waived him and then re-signed him in January 2021.

The 6’4”, 231-pound Webb was originally drafted in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He has spent time with the Vikings (2010-2013), Carolina Panthers (2014-2016), Buffalo Bills (2017), Houston Texans (2018-2019), and Detroit Lions (2020).

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May 162021
 
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Corey Clement, Philadelphia Eagles (November 15, 2020)

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NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP ENDS…
The third and final day of the New York Giants rookie mini-camp was held on Sunday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With COVID protocols remaining in place, only 22 players were in attendance.

Voluntary “Phase II” workouts for all players will be held from May 17-21. These on-field workouts may only include individual player instruction and non-contact, walkthrough drills. Offensive players can only line up against other offensive players, and defensive players can only line up against other defensive players.

Voluntary “Phase III” workouts will then be held from May 24-June 18. Activities during this 4-week period include in-person meetings and classroom instruction subject to COVID protocols and 10 days of organized team practice activity (OTAs). No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed. Teams can also hold one mandatory mini-camp for veteran players (Giants will hold theirs on June 8-10). 

However, it is not known how many players will actually show up to Phase II and Phase III voluntary workouts as the NFL Players Association is arguing that its members should stay away from team facilities supposedly due to COVID. Players who do not attend in person could still participate in virtual meetings if they choose to do so.

GIANTS SIGN COREY CLEMENT AND KELVIN BENJAMIN…
The New York Giants have signed free agent running back Corey Clement and tight end/wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, two of the five tryout players who attended the rookie mini-camp. Benjamin is a former 1st-round wide receiver who the Giants are attempting to convert to tight end. To make room, the Giants also waived running back Jordan Chunn and tight end Nate Wieting.

The 26-year old, 5’10”, 220-pound Clement was originally signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2017 NFL Draft. In four years with the Eagles, Clement has played in 46 regular-season games with no starts, rushing the ball 163 times for 655 yards (4 yards per carry) and seven touchdowns. He also has caught 37 passes for 340 yards and two touchdowns. Clement is best remembered for his 4-catch, 100-yard rookie performance in Super Bowl LII that also included a touchdown reception. His next three seasons were shortened by knee, shoulder, and COVID issues. Clement also has experience returning kickoffs and punts. He does have some ball security issues, with six career fumbles.

The 30-year old, 6’5”, 245-pound Benjamin was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers. As a wide receiver, Benjamin has spent time with the Panthers (2014-2017), Buffalo Bills (2017-2018), and Kansas City Chiefs (2018). He missed all of the 2015 season with a torn ACL and did not play football in 2019 and 2020. Benjamin has played in 61 regular-season games with 52 starts, catching 209 passes for 3,021 yards and 20 touchdowns.

The Giants signed Chunn to a future/reserve contract in January 2021. The 6’0”, 230-pound Chunn was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Dallas Cowboys after the 2018 NFL Draft. He spent time on Dallas’ Practice Squad in 2018 and 2019 before the team waived him in July 2020.

The Giants signed Wieting to the Practice Squad in November 2020, cut him in December, and re-signed him to a future/reserve contract in January 2021. The 6’4”, 250-pound Wieting went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. He spent some time with the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins before signing with the Giants.

May 152021
 
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MAY 15, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP REPORT…
The second day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Saturday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With COVID protocols remaining in place, only 22 players are in attendance.

Again this is an orientation weekend,” said Head Coach Joe Judge after practice. “Our goal is to get them started so that this week coming up they can jump in with our vets and they can jump in with our full off-season program and be moving and stay healthy. Again, it’s going to be a four-day week of working this next week for them and we want to make sure we don’t take it and make it a seven-day week for them. It’s a different pace we work at for different reasons, but no, it’s not an injury case to answer that.

“In terms of rookies, what we’re looking to accomplish at this point we are just trying to get them caught up enough and physically in good enough shape that when they come back to training camp, they can compete with the vets. That’s the biggest goal right now, give them a further understanding of not just the X’s and O’s but everything associated with the league.

“We have a player development team that will meet with these guys multiple times every day. We will spend a lot of times meeting with the strength and conditioning staff not as far as just lifting weights but understanding how to best manage their bodies, recover, sleep, nutrition, everything that’s going to help them be a better pro.”

PARTICIPANTS…

2021 NFL Draft Picks (6):

  • WR Kadarius Toney
  • OLB Azeez Ojulari
  • CB Aaron Robinson
  • OLB Elerson Smith
  • RB Gary Brightwell
  • CB Rodarius Williams

2021 Signed Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (3):

  • OC/OG Brett Heggie
  • OT/OG Jake Burton
  • DE/LB Raymond Johnson

New York Giants First-Year Players (8):

  • QB Clayton Thorson
  • RB Jordan Chunn
  • RB Sandro Platzgummer
  • WR Derrick Dillon
  • TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart
  • TE Nate Wieting
  • DL David Moa
  • LB Cale Garrett

Undrafted rookie and veteran tryout players (5):

  • QB Nathan Rourke (rookie)
  • RB Corey Clement (4-year veteran)
  • RB Ito Smith (3-year veteran)
  • FB Frank Feaster (rookie)
  • TE Kelvin Benjamin (former 4-year veteran WR working at TE)

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The  transcript and video of Joe Judge’s press conference on Saturday are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

ARTICLES…

May 142021
 
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MAY 14, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP REPORT…
The first day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Friday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. With COVID protocols remaining in place, only 22 players are in attendance. (At the 2019 rookie mini-camp, 75 players participated).

The on-field work emphasized individual drills.

Really this is an orientation weekend,” said Head Coach Joe Judge. “This isn’t a competition weekend. This isn’t a situation where we are cutting down the team this weekend. This is just get the guys out there moving on the grass, take a look at them and get a better idea where they are physically. These are guys that have not been with a team now for at least five months. So being out there for the first time in team activities, drills and the pace and practice, as opposed to individual workouts with a trainer are much, much different. So you know, all these guys got to get in football shape which is just part of the process of being out here in spring and working them forward.

Right now, we’re just trying to get them out there and get them moving. This is all very new for these guys in terms of walking around the building. These guys have as much on their plate in terms of finding out where their locker is, where to eat in the cafeteria, where they shower as much as getting out there, where they stretch where an individual is and when we blow the horn for group and special teams, where they run to. So it’s a learning experience for these guys. They try to get on the field and just move as fast as they can. Like I said we’ve got to get these guys in football shape and it’s just part of the process.

None of their fundamentals will be good enough and none of their conditioning will be good enough. That’s our job to get them going. That’s why we have to be out there and we have to train them and practice and catch up where the vets are at, so when they get to training camp they can compete on equal ground.

“It truly is just orientation. At this point obviously we can identify things they have to work on. We can identify where they are currently. However I’d say every rookie you get right now, just from the nature of not being on a team for the duration that they have been training for the Draft and all that kind of stuff, they are all far behind. You know, they really are. Most of these guys are all further behind now than they were when they finished their college seasons. So we have to get them back going, get them caught up, get them in our systems and in our schemes, and they have got a long way to go, and that’s true of any rookie class.

I’ve been part of rookie mini-camps before where you put them out there and it’s full competition, you are doing hard one-on-ones and seven-on-seven and team as much as you can. To be honest with you, if we had 70 guys out there, we wouldn’t have done anything different today. The focus was on fundamentals and getting acclimated to our system and how they practice so when we get out there through the duration of spring and training camp, they have to jump and get going and compete against the vets.”

PARTICIPANTS…

2021 NFL Draft Picks (6):

  • WR Kadarius Toney
  • OLB Azeez Ojulari
  • CB Aaron Robinson
  • OLB Elerson Smith
  • RB Gary Brightwell
  • CB Rodarius Williams

2021 Signed Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (3):

  • OC/OG Brett Heggie
  • OT/OG Jake Burton
  • DE/LB Raymond Johnson

New York Giants First-Year Players (8):

  • QB Clayton Thorson
  • RB Jordan Chunn
  • RB Sandro Platzgummer
  • WR Derrick Dillon
  • TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart
  • TE Nate Wieting
  • DL David Moa
  • LB Cale Garrett

Undrafted rookie and veteran tryout players (5):

  • QB Nathan Rourke (rookie)
  • RB Corey Clement (4-year veteran)
  • RB Ito Smith (3-year veteran)
  • FB Frank Feaster (rookie)
  • TE Kelvin Benjamin (former 4-year veteran WR working at TE)

CAM FLEMING SIGNS WITH DENVER BRONCOS…
New York Giants unrestricted free agent offensive tackle Cam Fleming has signed a 1-year contract with the Denver Broncos. The Giants signed Fleming as an unrestricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys in March 2020. He ended up starting all 16 games at right tackle, by far the most in his career in a single season. But Fleming was arguably the weak link up front, regularly missing blocks. Fleming was also credited with four false starts and two holding penalties. The 6’5”, 320-pound Fleming was originally drafted in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. After four years in New England, he played two seasons with the Cowboys. In seven NFL seasons, Fleming has played in 91 regular-season games with 42 starts.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The  transcript and video of Joe Judge’s press conference on Friday are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

ARTICLES…