What to keep an eye on this week at Giants Minicamp
Today marks the start of the Giants' minicamp, the final part of Phase Three of the team's offseason program.
While live contact is still not permitted, the players may take part in 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills over the next few days, similar to OTAs.
Once the minicamp is complete, the team will break for the summer and reconvene at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the start of training camp next month.
Head Coach Brian Daboll will speak to the media ahead of minicamp practices. Additionally, both the defensive and offensive assistant coaches are scheduled to meet with reporters for the first time this offseason, along with Assistant General Manager Brandon Brown and select players.
Here is a review of the Giants' entire offseason program, which has taken place over the last two months.
As per Article 21 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each club's official, voluntary nine-week offseason program is conducted in three phases:
Phase One consists of the first two weeks of the program with activities limited to meetings, strength and conditioning, and physical rehabilitation only.
Phase Two consists of the next three weeks of the program. On-field workouts may include individual or group instruction and drills, as well as "perfect play drills," and drills and plays with offensive players lining up across from offensive players and defensive players lining up across from defensive players, conducted at a walk-through pace. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted.
Phase Three consists of the next four weeks of the program. Teams may conduct a total of 10 days of organized team practice activity, or "OTAs". No live contact is permitted, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
Article 22 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement stipulates that clubs may hold one mandatory minicamp for veteran players. This minicamp, noted below, must occur during Phase Three of the offseason program.
New head coaches are entitled to conduct an additional voluntary veteran minicamp. Any voluntary minicamp for veteran players must be conducted prior to the NFL Draft (April 27-29), but no earlier than week three of the club's offseason workout program and after at least one week of the two weeks of Phase One activities that the clubs may hold pursuant to Article 21. This year, eight clubs will hold voluntary veteran minicamps, as noted below.
Each club may hold a rookie football development program for a period of seven weeks, which in 2023 may begin on May 15. During this period, no activities may be held on weekends, with the exception of one post-Draft rookie minicamp, which may be conducted on either the first or second weekend following the draft. The dates of each club's post-draft rookie minicamps will be circulated at a later date.
View all the action from the Quest Diagnostics Training Center as OTAs come to a close.