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NEWARK STAR LEDGER
GIANTS' VICTOR CRUZ SAYS HIS CONTRACT ISN'T A BIG MOTIVATOR THIS SEASON
Excerpt: "Upon arriving at training camp today, Victor Cruz said he felt “nostalgic” about being back to the place where he first started to make an impression on the Giants’ coaching staff two years ago. Cruz is now in a much different place in his career – a franchise record-holder, a mega star and a player many defenses will try to shut down this upcoming season. He’s also one due a very big payday should he prove his breakout season wasn’t a fluke in any way." Read more...
GIANTS' JUSTIN TUCK HAPPY HIS "MND IS IN THE RIGHT PLACE" TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP
Excerpt: "Justin Tuck feels great. He’s healthy, refreshed and in better shape after a renewed commitment to preparing himself physically.
Of course, that doesn’t guarantee he’ll be that way come Week 1.
“I came into camp last year pretty healthy, too,” the Giants’ defensive end told reporters today upon arriving at UAlbany for the start of training camp. “Damn Jets preseason game.” Read more...
GIANTS' SUMMER QUESTIONNAIRE: QB ELI MANNING
Excerpt: "In between hosting “Saturday Night Live,” throwing out the first pitch at a Mets game, making a surprise appearance at a Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru and fulfilling other promotional obligations, Eli Manning was getting ready for another season. The Giants quarterback, who will report to training camp today along with the rest of his teammates, certainly enjoyed the fruits of his second Super Bowl MVP performance." Read more...
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
ELI MANNING, GIANTS BEGIN TITLE DEFENSE WITH "A LOT TO PROVE" DESPITE WINNING SUPER BOWL XLVI
Excerpt: "In the shadow of Tebowmania and plenty of other distractions across the New York sports landscape, the defending Super Bowl champions will report to training camp on Thursday morning. And while they are the defending champs, they are not likely to be the favorites. Maybe not even in their own town." Read more...
NEW YORK POST
ELI: ALBANY CAMP GOOD FOR GIANTS' TEAM UNITY
Excerpt: "If the reigning Super Bowl Most Valuable Player has his way, nighttime will be the right time during the next three weeks, as Eli Manning is anticipating evenings for the Giants to hang out and grow even closer as they hunker down for training camp.
Before last summer, all Manning ever knew as far as NFL training camp was an off-site destination at the University at Albany, but last year’s lockout forced the Giants to stay home and train at their Timex Performance Center facility. Manning and the other 89 players on the roster this morning are scheduled to report to their dorms on the Albany campus, and it is clear the now-elite quarterback is happy to be packing up and heading north." Read more...SITE LINK
THE BERGEN RECORD
BIG BLUE DOUBTERS APLENTY
Excerpt: "The Giants will arrive on campus this morning as training camp begins at the University at Albany — and eventually the practice field — with something to prove.
Sure, they won Super Bowl XLVI just five months ago and received all the spoils that came with bringing home the franchise's fourth Vince Lombardi Trophy." Read more...
GIANTS' TRAINING CAMP INFORMATION
NEW YORK TIMES
WALL STREET JOURNAL
GIANTS' MARTELLUS BENNETT ON PLAYING COWBOYS: "I JUST WANT TO KICK THEIR (BUTTS)"
Excerpt: "Today the media met the Giants' players as they reported for the start of training camp in Albany, New York. One player who seemed to get a lot of attention was newly acquired tight end from the Dallas Cowboys. Bennett had a lot to say giving the beat writers plenty to write about, starting with saying he "felt like Kim Kardashian" after being flashed by photographers stepping out of his Bentley." Read more...
GIANTS' ELI MANNING: "I NEED TO RAISE MY LEVEL OF PLAY"
Excerpt: "As the New York Giants enter training camp today, there are several players that have a lot to prove if they want to make the 53-man roster. Obviously, quarterback Eli Manning is not one of them. Coming off his second Super Bowl victory in the last five seasons, Eli has every reason to pat himself on the back and say "Job well done." He has already given Giants players, coaches, and fans more than they could ever possibly ask for." Read more...
FOR FIVE GIANTS, 2012 MAY BE A STEP BACKWARDS
Excerpt: "The NFL is a rapidly changing environment in which nothing can ever be taken for granted. For example, the Indianapolis Colts entered last offseason with what they thought was an offensive stalwart in Peyton Manning, only to finish the regular season with a 2-14 record and Dan Orlovsky manning the helm at QB. Players, coaches, depth charts, and overall talent on a team can change virtually overnight, so it's important to cherish the truly great teams and players in this league." Read more...
BIG BLUE VIEW
GIANTS' MARTELLUS BENNETT PROVIDES FIRST DAY ENTERTAIMNENT
Excerpt: "If we were going to hand out an award for most entertaining New York Giants player during training camp I think we would already have to engrave Martellus Bennett's name on the trophy. Bennett, the talkative tight end the Giants signed as a free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, was in fine form when he arrived at UAlbany this morning." Read more...
ELI MANNING: "I LIKE GOING TO ALBANY"
Excerpt: "If you have been around Big Blue View for a few seasons now you know I love it when the New York Giants hold training camp at UAlbany. It is only a few minutes from my home and I get to attend practice every day, which helps me learn the team and bring you better information." Read more...
NY GIANTS' NEWS AND NOTES: ALBANY TAKES CENTER STAGE
Excerpt: "The New York Giants get training camp underway Thursday with a conditioning test during the afternoon. Here are a a few notes as everyone settles in for the ride at UAlbany. Giants report to training camp
Players arrived throughout the day on Wednesday at University at Albany for the start of the 2012 Giants Training Camp! Domenik Hixon gave the folks from Giants.com a tour of his Albany dorm room" Read more...
NEW YORK GIANTS' TRAINING CA,MP: HOW TO FOLLOW ALONG
Excerpt: "Training camp is almost here. Many New York Giants players are apparently checking into their dorm rooms on the UAlbany campus Wednesday evening, there will be a conditioning test for players on Thursday and the first practice is Friday at 1 p.m. ET." Read more...
NFL PRESEASON POWER RANKINGS FROM SB NATION
Excerpt: "These mean absolutely nothing, except to give you something to discuss as the minutes tick past before the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants hold their first training camp practice Friday at UAlbany. SB Nation, however, has released its preseason power rankings, and the Giants check in at No. 3. Rankings were compiled using votes from all 32 of SB Nation's NFL team bloggers. The Giants got nine first-place votes." Read more...
MARTELLUS BENNETT REALLY WANTS TO BEAT THE COWBOYS
Excerpt: "New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett told the media on Thursday that he has “ill feelings” towards the Dallas Cowboys." Read more...
MARTELLUS BENNETT HATES EVERYONE IN THE NFL
Excerpt: "Martellus Bennett is the type of NFL character that is perfect for a sound bite. Always outspoken yet never insincere the Cowboy-turned-Giants TE is ready to move on from being a name that is always associated with the word potential.
As he does so, his nature prohibits him from playing the role of the diplomat when it comes to his previous team." Read more...
THE RED ZONE
CHIEFS SIGN TONY UGOH
POIWER RANKINGS: GIANTS START ON TOP, BUT HOS LONG DO THEY LAST?
Excerpt: "New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said his wife, Abby, recently asked him a question many Giants fans probably have asked as well:
Why did the Giants make it so tough on themselves when they won their last two Super Bowls, including last February?
"Can we have leads in the fourth quarter and hold one instead of coming back?" Manning said his wife asked." Read more...
NFL LAUNCHES TOTAL WELLNESS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT PLAYERS
DALLAS COWBUYS, 2012 NFL SEASON PREVIEW
RECOGNIZING SYMPTOMS KEY FOR PARENTS, COACHES IN DIAGNOSING CONCUSSIONS
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