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5 New York Giants Concerns Heading Towards Training Camp

Five Concerns for the G-Men

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Give credit to general manager Jerry Reese and the New York Giants' front office this offseason. New York has made several necessary moves through free agency and the NFL Draft in order to avoid two straight disappointing seasons. However, the Giants will still face many question marks heading into the 2014 season. Here are five lingering concerns for the Giants as training camp continues to inch closer.

5. Will Rueben Randle finally emerge as a legitimate No. 2?

Rueben Randle New York Giants
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5. Will Rueben Randle finally emerge as a legitimate No. 2?

Rueben Randle New York Giants
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Last season, a lack of consistency among the wide receivers (Victor Cruz excluded) contributed to a struggling New York offense. The Giants will need another legitimate threat on the outside this year and the most likely candidate is third-year receiver Rueben Randle. Randle showed flashes of brilliance over his first two seasons but still needs to achieve a greater level of consistency if he is going to cement himself as New York's true No. 2.

4. The tight end situation.

Adrien Robinson New York Giants
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4. The tight end situation.

Adrien Robinson New York Giants
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In all likelihood, the Giants will use a committee of tight ends this season and stick with the hot hand. However, does New York truly have a group of tight ends that can fill that position? Well, we'll certainly find out. It seemed like Adrien Robinson was the favorite earlier this offseason but that may no longer be the case. Other options include Kellen Davis, Larry Donnell, Daniel Fells and Xavier Grimble. It is certainly an unproven group.

3. The pass rush.

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3. The pass rush.

Jason Pierre-Paul New York Giants
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New York lost their sack leader this offseason when Justin Tuck shipped off to Oakland. Now it is up to Jason Pierre-Paul, Mathias Kiwanuka, Damontre Moore and Robert Ayers to handle the load. The key is obviously JPP and whether he can stay healthy and find a way to return to himself circa 2011. This offseason, Pierre-Paul has been promising a monster year and seems itching to get on the field and finally put the last two seasons behind him.

2. The health of Jon Beason.

Jon Beason New York Giants
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2. The health of Jon Beason.

Jon Beason New York Giants
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Veteran linebacker Jon Beason injured his right foot during OTAs and could miss the season opener. As of now, the Giants are using Jameel McClain in Beason's spot. McClain has big shoes to fill, as Beason was major part of last year's team. Beason was second on the team in tackles and he played in just 12 games for New York. It will be even harder to replace Beason's leadership on the field, as he helped anchor the defense last season.

1. How improved is the offensive line?

Will Beatty New York Giants
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1. How improved is the offensive line?

Will Beatty New York Giants
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Last year's biggest problem was the offensive line. The Giants recognized this and did their best to try and remedy this problem through free agency and the draft. New York picked up Geoff Schwartz, J.D. Walton and Weston Richburg. However, Chris Snee and Will Beatty are still trying to get healthy. With new faces and injury problems, the offensive line is still New York's biggest concern as the 2014 season quickly approaches.