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5 Storylines to Follow During New York Giants’ Training Camp

5 Storylines to Follow During New York Giants' Training Camp

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The New York Giants are set to report to training camp on July 21. Between that time and the start of the regular season, the Giants will have to learn a new offensive system and figure out how to implement dozens of new players into the fold. Here are the top five storylines to follow during New York's training camp.

5. Defensive Line Rotation

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5. Defensive Line Rotation

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The losses of Justin Tuck and Linval Joseph during the offseason have left the Giants thin along their defensive line. New York will look for young players Damontre Moore and Jonathan Hankins to emerge as difference-makers in 2014. Moreover, the Giants need veterans Robert Ayers and Mathias Kiwanuka to stay healthy and play consistently for Big Blue to succeed.

4. Wide Receiver Battle

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4. Wide Receiver Battle

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The Giants drafted Odell Beckham Jr. in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to add depth to their receiving corps. With Victor Cruz in the slot, Beckham Jr. will compete with Mario Manningham for a spot on the outside alongside Rueben Randle. Randle will also be under a great deal of pressure to improve his game entering his third professional season.

3. Will Beatty’s Health

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3. Will Beatty’s Health

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The Giants' offensive line was abysmal last season. One of the main issues was at left tackle, a spot where Will Beatty notably regressed after a solid 2012-13 season. What's more, Beatty fractured his right leg in the final game of the regular season. Beatty is expected to be available for the start of training camp, but even if he is healthy, he will have to prove he still deserves a starting spot.

2. Tight End Situation

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2. Tight End Situation

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The Giants lack a legitimate starter at tight end going into training camp. The oft-injured Adrien Robinson is the projected starter, but he will face competition from Larry Donnell and Kellen Davis during training camp. Undrafted rookie Xavier Grimble will also be given an opportunity to earn a roster spot. The Giants hope that someone from this group can emerge and become a contributor.

1. Ben McAdoo’s New Offense

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1. Ben McAdoo’s New Offense

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For the first time in Eli Manning's pro career, he will have to learn a new offensive system. Offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, formerly of the Green Bay Packers, will be in charge of helping Manning and the Giants' offense rebound from a horrific season in which they ranked 28th in points scored per game. Training camp will be a key time for the Giants' players to grow familiar with the new system.

 

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