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4 items that have surprised us at #GiantsCamp

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Giants.com highlights 13 photos that tell the story of the first week of Giants 2014 Training Camp

  1. How fast the Giants want their offense. * From his coaching pedigree and what we saw in spring football, we knew the Giants' new system under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo would be fast-paced and include more no-huddle. But we didn't know to what extent. The first four training camp practices have given us a pretty good idea. "We have the capability of running our entire offense through no-huddle," running back Rashad Jennings said this week.2. How quickly Wilson bounced back. *

We probably shouldn't be surprised about running back David Wilson's return to the field because he is one of the most athletic players every time he steps on a field. But an offseason fusion of the vertebrae to repair a herniated disc in his neck tends to cause pause. However, after being cleared for full participation on Monday, Wilson is hopping around and coaches have to rein in their speedy back, whereas a few months ago there were concerns with the future of his career.

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  1. How much rookie Kennard has stood out.Due primarily to Jon Beason (foot) currently being on the physically unable to perform list, fifth-round draft choice Devon Kennard has taken advantage of the opportunity and opened up as the starting strongside linebacker on the unofficial depth chart. Kennard, a USC product, made a good first impression during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp in the spring, and now he's carrying it over to training camp.
  1. How open the tight end competition remains.** All eyes were on the tight ends as camp opened, and without an incumbent, the speculation has differed on which one will be the starter. Through the first week, we still don't know. But what we do know is the man listed first on the depth chart is Larry Donnell, who was originally picked up by the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Behind him, in order, are Daniel Fells, undrafted rookie Xavier Grimble, Kellen Davis and Adrien Robinson. However, the depth chart at tight end and almost every other position doesn't mean much right now. The depth will define itself throughout the camp practices and, more importantly, the preseason games.
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