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The Giants released their first unofficial depth chart of training camp on Thursday, the key word being "unofficial."


NEWS>Five takeaways from Media Hour>GM Jerry Reese sets goals for 2014PHOTOS>Inside access to Thursday's practice>Photos from Training Camp pastVIDEOS>Media Hour: Player interviewsThe lineup will change throughout camp and into the preseason, but here are eight things that might catch your eye when looking it over.

1. Devon Kennard is the lone rookie starter. Due primarily to Jon Beason (foot) currently being on PUP, fifth-round draft choice Devon Kennard opens up as the starting strongside linebacker with Jameel McClain in the middle and Jacquian Williams at weakside. Kennard, a USC product, impressed coaches starting with organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp in the spring. He's doing the same in training camp. Behind Kennard is another rookie, Dan Fox out of Notre Dame.

2. Larry Donnell leads the tight ends. All eyes have been on the tight end position this summer, and without an incumbent, the speculation has differed on which one will be the starter. Right now, the man 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.

3. Mike Patterson starts at defensive tackle opposite Cullen Jenkins. After Linval Joseph, who started the last three seasons for the Giants, went to Minnesota in free agency, the question became who will take his place. The Giants have two up-and-comers in Johnathan Hankins, last year's second-round draft choice, and Markus Kuhn, their 2012 seventh-round selection, but the veteran Patterson starts on top. Meanwhile, Jay Bromley, a rookie third-round draft choice, is third on the depth chart behind Hankins.

4. Recently-cleared David Wilson opens up as the No. 2 running back. Wilson, who was just cleared on Monday for full participation in camp after a neck injury he suffered last October, is listed second behind offseason acquisition Rashad Jennings.

  1. Eight offseason additions claim top spots.*Of the 28 positions, including the six special teams roles, eight new Giants lead their groups -- three on offense (LG Geoff Schwartz, C J.D. Walton, RB Rashad Jennings), three defense (SLB Devon Kennard, MLB Jameel McClain, LCB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie), and two special teams (KR Quintin Demps, PR Trindon Holliday). *

6. Second-round draft pick Weston Richburg is second-team center. The rookie out of Colorado State, who has taken reps at both guard and center, sits behind J.D. Walton at center. Meanwhile, Dallas Reynolds, who had been a backup center, is now listed at left guard behind Geoff Schwartz.

7. Mathias Kiwanuka starts opposite Jason Pierre-Paul. Veteran defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, one of the last remaining Giants who were part of both Super Bowl XLII and XLVI teams, starts at left defensive end with Jason Pierre-Paul on the right side. Robert Ayers Jr., who was brought in as a free agent following Justin Tuck's departure, is behind Kiwanuka, while second-year pro Damontre Moore backs up Pierre-Paul.

8. Eric Herman slides to center. Labels don't mean much to offensive linemen because they pride themselves on versatility. But Herman, a seventh-round draft choice from last year, was typically slotted at guard but now is at third-string center.

WRRueben RandleOdell Beckham JrMario ManninghamMarcus Harris Trindon Holliday Travis Harvey
LTWill BeattyCharles BrownJames BrewerRogers Gaines
LGGeoff SchwartzDallas ReynoldsJamaal Johnson-Webb
CJ.D. WaltonWeston RichburgEric Herman
RGBrandon MosleyJohn JerryJohn Sullen
RTJustin PughTroy KropogDeMarcus Love
TELarry DonnellDaniel FellsXavier GrimbleKellen Davis Adrien Robinson
WRVictor CruzJerrel JerniganJulian TalleyPreston Parker Corey Washington
QBEli ManningRyan NassibCurtis Painter
FBHenry HynoskiJohn Conner
RBRashad JenningsDavid WilsonPeyton HillisAndre Williams Kendall Gaskins Michael Cox
LDEMathias KiwanukaRobert AyersKerry WynnJordan Stanton
LDTCullen JenkinsJohnathan HankinsJay Bromley
RDTMike PattersonMarkus KuhnKelcy QuarlesEverett Dawkins
RDEJason Pierre-PaulDamontre MooreKendrick AdamsEmmanuel Dieke
SLBDevon KennardDan FoxSpencer Adkins
MLBJameel McClainMark HerzlichTerrell ManningJon Beason
WLBJacquian WilliamsSpencer PaysingerJustin Anderson
LCBDominique Rodgers-CromartieTrumaine McBrideZack BowmanTravis Howard
RCBPrince AmukamaraWalter Thurmond IIIJayron HosleyCharles James II Bennett Jackson
FSStevie BrownQuintin DempsThomas GordonKyle Sebetic
SSAntrel RolleCooper TaylorNat BerheCJ Barnett
PSteve Weatherford
PKJosh BrownBrandon McManus
HSteve Weatherford
LSZak DeOssie
KRQuintin DempsTrindon HollidayDavid WilsonPreston Parker Jerrel Jernigan
PRTrindon HollidayRueben RandleJerrel JerniganPreston Parker David Wilson
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