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Giants Now: Rookie Minicamp Recap


It was a busy few days for the Giants at rookie minicamp. Here is a recap of everything that happened over the weekend.

The Giants concluded their rookie minicamp by signing a pair of free agentโ€ฆveterans. Running back Corey Clement, who spent the previous four seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, and wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who most recently played in the NFL in 2018, each attended the camp on a tryout basis.

Rookie minicamps traditionally cover the fundamentals in terms of schemes, rules and franchise norms, but for all NFL teams the basics included an added dimension this year: player introductions. With the scouting combine, player visits and in-person interviews canceled because of the pandemic, the Giants were among the teams to get the first up-close looks at their draft choices when minicamps were held this weekend.

After receiving their helmets and jersey numbers the day before, the 2021 rookie class took the field Friday afternoon for the first time as members of the New York Football Giants. With COVID protocols in place, the rookie minicamp roster is comprised of approximately 22 players ranging from draft picks to undrafted free agents and tryouts โ€“ a much smaller number than usual. The on-field work emphasizes individual drills, an opportunity last year's class missed due to the pandemic.

View the best images from Saturday's practice at rookie minicamp

View the best images of the draft class on the field for the first time at the 2021 New York Giants Rookie Minicamp.

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The Giants have had a busy offseason. After welcoming a class of free agent signings at the start of the new league year, the Giants selected six players in the 2021 NFL Draft to join the roster before signing three undrafted rookie free agents. Each of the nine incoming rookies now have their uniform numbers.

Coach Joe Judge addressed the media following the second practice of rookie minicamp.

Check out photos of the 2021 rookie class taking the field for the first time at minicamp.

Check out the best from Day 1 of the Giants' 2021 rookie minicamp.'s John Schmeelk and Paul Dottino recap the first day of rookie minicamp from East Rutherford.

View photos of the Giants' 2021 class getting fitted for equipment after arriving at rookie minicamp.

Head Coach Joe Judge addresses the media for the first time at rookie minicamp.

Wide receiver Kadarius Toney speaks to the media for the first time at rookie minicamp.

Outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari discusses Coach Joe Judge and his goals for his rookie year.

Cornerback Aaron Robinson talks to reporters for the first time at the Giants' 2021 rookie minicamp.

Linebacker Elerson Smith discusses learning from former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Bryce Paup.

Running back Gary Brightwell addresses the media at Giants rookie minicamp.

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