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New York Giants News & Notes: Wrapping up Rookie Minicamp

A few stories of interest in the wake of the Giants rookie minicamp:

The single roster spot the Giants had available for a tryout player went to LB Micah Johnson. Don't go buying his jersey quite yet, though - for each draft pick that the Giants sign, they're going to have to release a player, and there's a chance Johnson won't even make it to minicamp.

Ralph Vacchiano profiles 3rd round pick Chad Jones, who gave up a promising baseball career to play football.

He didn't get a contract, but I still think it's pretty cool that the Giants gave 33 year old, former Marine Brandon Crawford a tryout this weekend.

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York summarizes the Giants rookie camp. Worth a read if you haven't been following too closely over the weekend.

Another story about Perry Fewell. I like what I've been hearing about him, and am cautiously optimistic that he'll be able to whip the Giants defense back into shape.

Vinny DiTrani writes about the opportunity presented to Matt Dodge and Jy Bond in the wake of Jeff Feagles' retirement. I like Dodge, but I have to admit that I'm rooting for Bond, the former Aussie Rules Football player.

A few rankings for you guys to discuss. First, the ESPN Power Rankings, which have the Giants ranked 17th in the NFL (a little low for my tastes). Second, the NY Times 5th Down Blog ranks the top 10 QB's in the NFL, and they have Eli Manning as the 8th best QB in the league. I really can't argue with that - I'm just glad someone respects him enough to even have him in the top 10. He definitely deserves it.

Matt Mosley thinks the Giants veteran defensive lineman's stock is falling, in the wake of the focus on young d-linemen in the draft. Can't say I disagree.

Finally, our favorite former Giant turned car-salesman has purchased one of the goal posts from the old Giants Stadium, and will be displaying it at his Monmouth Junction, NJ dealership. Pretty cool.