July 30, 2012; Albany, NY, USA; New York Giants Antrel Rolle (26) and Kenny Phillips (right) during New York Giants training camp. Mandatory Credit: Tim Farrell/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
In advance of Friday's preseason opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars the New York Giants have released an unofficial depth chart. We looked at the offensive depth chart already. Now let's see what the defense looks like.
Valentine's View -- With Justin Trattou sidelined Adrian Tracy is looking more and more like a guy who can make this team.
Left Defensive Tackle
Valentine's View -- We know that when he is healthy Canty will start alongside Joseph.
Right Defensive Tackle
Valentine's View -- Bernard, Rogers and Austin give the Giants solid depth at defensive tackle. Kuhn is a big, strong, athletic guy who has a lot to learn and could become a player.
Right Defensive End
Valentine's View -- Interesting how the Giants still tip-toe around Umenyiora, listeing both he and Pierre-Paul as starters.
Valentine's View -- It seems like only a matter of time before Herzlich takes this job away from Blackburn. In reality, Greg Jones is the third middle linebacker as well as a backup on the strong side.
Valentine's View -- Paysinger has had a strong camp. Can he continue to play well and force the Giants to make a difficult decision?
Valentine's View -- Hosley will move up this chart at some point. The Giants really want to see him take over some of the slot responsibilities.
Valentine's View -- Amukamara has clearly moved into the starter's role in Thomas' absence. The Giants have several veteran corners fighting for roster spots and it will be very interesting to see which ones make the grade in the end.
Valentine's View -- The player to watch Friday night is Hill. He has been extremely impressive and has been getting snaps with the first unit in the nickel defense.