The 5 Biggest New York Giants Rumors Before Training Camp

The 5 Biggest New York Giants Rumors Before Training Camp

Rashad Jennings
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Training camp is mere days away for the New York Giants. Here are five noteworthy rumors regarding Tom Coughlin's club before the 2014 season gets underway.

5. Chris Snee Won't Play in 2014

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5. Chris Snee Won't Play in 2014

Chris Snee
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Two hip surgeries and an elbow injury that relegated him to the sideline during OTAs has cast doubt on right guard Chris Snee's prospects of returning to the lineup this season. Snee missed 13 games a year ago, and a prolonged absence would be another big blow to the Giants' offensive line.

4. Quintin Demps Will Be Primary Kick Returner

Quintin Demps
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4. Quintin Demps Will Be Primary Kick Returner

Quintin Demps
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After averaging 30.2 yards on kickoff returns in 2013 with the Kansas City Chiefs, safety Quintin Demps will likely assume the Giants' kickoff-return role this fall. Trindon Holliday is expected to compete for return opportunities as well, but Demps is the safer bet to produce.

3. Trumaine McBride is Fighting for Roster Spot

Trumaine McBride
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3. Trumaine McBride is Fighting for Roster Spot

Trumaine McBride
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Despite starting 10 games last season and grading decently by Pro Football Focus' estimate, Trumaine McBride will apparently have to fight his way onto the Giants' 53-man roster this summer. New York bolstered its secondary this offseason, including by signing cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and doesn't seem to have much faith in McBride.

2. Eli Manning Back to Old Form in New Offense

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2. Eli Manning Back to Old Form in New Offense

Eli Manning
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Eli Manning suffered through his worst season as a pro in 2013, tossing 27 interceptions and posting a brutal 69.4 quarterback rating. But don't write him off as a declining player just yet. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo has revamped his spirits. Manning looked to have his confidence restored during OTAs, according to reports, and appears primed for a bounce-back effort.

1. Rashad Jennings Will Be Giants' Workhorse Back

Rashad Jennings
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1. Rashad Jennings Will Be Giants' Workhorse Back

Rashad Jennings
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Despite being a 29-year old career backup, Rashad Jennings projects to be the Giants' workhorse back in 2014. To be fair, Jennings made the most of the 163 carries he was allotted in Oakland last year, turning in his best production as a pro with 733 rushing yards on 4.5 yards per carry and six touchdowns. If he can maintain that output with a starter's workload, he'll be a big boost to the Giants' offense.


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