The defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants officially open their 2012 training camp Friday at UAlbany. Unoffically, action at UAlbany has already begun. Many of the players arrived Wednesday to settle into their campus dorm rooms, and the team will put players through a conditioning test Thursday afternoon.
The first practice will be held Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. ET.
In case you haven't been paying attention this offseason, some familiar faces will be missing. Running back Brandon Jacobs and wide receiver Mario Manningham are in San Francisco, tight end Jake Ballard was claimed on waivers by the New England Patriots and right tackle Kareem McKenzie and safety Deon Grant have not been re-signed.
The biggest free-agent acquisition of the off-season was tight end Martellus Bennett, signed from the Dallas Cowboys. The Giants also traded for linebacker Keith Rivers, who comes from the Cincinnati Bengals and will compete for playing time. The 2012 draft class is headed by running back David Wilson (first round) and wide receiver Reuben Randle (second round).
Defending their second Super Bowl title in five years the Giants will look to improve upon last season's 9-7 regular-season record. To do so, they must negotiate a brutal 16-game schedule that begins with the NFL season opener Wednesday, Sept. 5 against the Dallas Cowboys.
|Dallas||Wed 09/05||8:30 PM EDT|
|Tampa Bay||Sun 09/16||1:00 PM EDT|
|@ Carolina||Thu 09/20||8:20 PM EDT|
|@ Philadelphia||Sun 09/30||8:20 PM EDT|
|Cleveland||Sun 10/07||1:00 PM EDT|
|@ San Francisco||Sun 10/14||4:25 PM EDT|
|Washington||Sun 10/21||1:00 PM EDT|
|@ Dallas||Sun 10/28||4:25 PM EDT|
|Pittsburgh||Sun 11/04||4:25 PM EST|
|@ Cincinnati||Sun 11/11||1:00 PM EST|
|Green Bay||Sun 11/25||8:20 PM EST|
|@ Washington||Mon 12/03||8:30 PM EST|
|New Orleans||Sun 12/09||4:25 PM EST|
|@ Atlanta||Sun 12/16||1:00 PM EST|
|@ Baltimore||Sun 12/23||1:00 PM EST|
|Philadelphia||Sun 12/30||1:00 PM EST|
Here is a look at the complete training camp practice schedule at UAlbany. If you are planning a trip to camp and are looking for player autographs,Saturday is Autograph Day. Players will be available after practice from 3:30 - 5 p.m. to sign autographs.
2012 New York Giants Training Camp Schedule
Thurs., July 26: Players Report
Fri., July 27: 1 p.m.
Sat., July 28: 1 p.m.
Sun., July 29: 1 p.m.
Mon., July 30: 1 p.m.
Tues., July 31: No practice.
Wed., Aug. 1: 1 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 2: 1 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 3: 1 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 4: 1 p.m.
Sun., Aug. 5: No Practice
Mon., Aug. 6: 1 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 7: 1 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 8: 1 p.m.
Thurs., Aug. 9: No Practice
Fri., Aug. 10: at Jacksonville, 7:30 p.m.
Sat., Aug. 11: No Practice
Sun., Aug. 12: 1 p.m.
Mon., Aug. 13: 1 p.m.
Tues., Aug. 14: 1 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 15: No Practice - Break Camp