Today is the first practice of the Giants' 2021 training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, NJ.
Before activities kick off, here is what you might have missed yesterday on the first official day of camp.
WR Kadarius Toney activated from Reserve/COVID-19 list; LB Blake Martinez, S Joshua Kalu added
Wide receiver Kadarius Toney, the Giants' first-round draft choice, has been removed from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Two players were placed on the list: linebacker Blake Martinez, the team's leading tackler last season, and safety Joshua Kalu.
"(Toney is) with us today in the building, so he's back with us," coach Joe Judge said. "We have a number of guys for different reasons that we're actually going to take them a little bit slower. Obviously, coming off of that protocol as we learned last year with the number of players on our team throughout the season, we're going to go and move them around the field and make sure that he's ready to go, then we'll start integrating with our team. We're not going to go ahead and rush anything to get in the process. He'll be in the meetings with all our players. He'll be able to go out there and operate in some of the – some of the meetings we get a little bit more on our feet.
Notebook: Daniel Jones talks Year 3; Shep to play multiple positions
Daniel Jones feels the weight of expectations but insists he's not burdened by them.
The Giants' third-year quarterback doesn't dispute the widely held narrative that his performance in 2021 will be pivotal for the team's fortunes. And he embraces the challenge to be at his very best for the team this season.
"I think at this level and in this job, we're all expected to perform and play at a high level every day, and that starts today," Jones said after the Giants' conditioning drill on the first day the full squad was together for training camp. "I certainly feel that. I think everyone on the team does and I think that's healthy, I think that's the way it should be, and I know we're excited for the opportunity."
Joe Judge stresses extra conditioning for Giants
Fundamental football includes blocking and tackling, running, throwing and kicking, but Joe Judge today pledged the Giants will begin with something even more basic when they hold their first full-squad training camp practice tomorrow.
"Conditioning is part of football," the second-year coach said on a Zoom news conference today. "We're not going to go ahead and say, 'Hey, listen, don't worry about the quarterback's footwork through individual period. Just go out there and coach (during) team and get all his footwork fundamentals.' (Conditioning) is a fundamental. We're going to work on that extra so that it carries over into team periods and it can help keep our players healthy and on the field."
View photos of the team reporting for the start of training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
View photos of the New York Giants' active 53-man roster as it currently stands heading into Week 1.
Players to keep an eye on at Giants Training Camp
So it begins.
The New York Giants reported to training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center today, kicking off a 47-day buildup to the season opener on Sept. 12 against the Denver Broncos. Since the Giants last played a game, they bolstered the roster with an admittedly "aggressive" draft and free agency period. The newcomers joined a Giants team that finished 6-10 (5-3 in second half of the season) in the first year under head coach Joe Judge.
With training camp here, view photos of every move made by the Giants this offseason.
5 storylines to follow in Joe Judge's training camp 2.0
Season 2 of the Joe Judge Era is heating up.
Veterans reported for training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday, joining rookies, quarterbacks, and players rehabbing injuries who arrived last week.
With the Giants reporting this week, take a look at rare photos of training camp through the years.
Giants announce collaboration with Marvel
The New York Football Giants and Marvel Entertainment have announced a collaboration to debut a series of Super Hero-themed integrated content and experiences when the Carolina Panthers visit MetLife Stadium on October 24th.
The collaboration will include a Giants-themed comic book that will be released during the game. The story will feature six Giants players: Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Leonard Williams, Logan Ryan and Blake Martinez, marking their first appearances alongside the Avengers in the Marvel Universe.
The first 30,000 fans who enter MetLife Stadium plaza gates for the game will receive an exclusive collectible print copy of the comic book, while a digital version will also be available for fans to view on Marvel.com. An exclusive Giants-themed Marvel poster will also be available for season ticket holders later in August.
Giants Huddle | Daniel Jones previews 2021
John Schmeelk is joined by Giants quarterback Daniel Jones to preview the 2021 season on the special 200th episode of the Giants Huddle.
1:04 2021 Offseason – 2nd year in the offense
1:51 Offseason additions
3:19 2020 season
4:05 The deep ball
4:48 Areas of improvement in 2021
5:48 Decision making
6:43 The running game
7:29 How spring work has helped
8:11 Goals for 2021