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New York Giants News & Notes: Let The Season Previews Begin

Good morning, Giants fans. I guess it's that time of year again: MLB All-Star break over, Madden commercials on TV, football is lurking right around the corner, and focus is being shifted to the 2010 season. The New York Times 5th Down Blog has a preview of the Giants upcoming season, and they see the Giants finishing in second place in the NFC East. Athlon Sports also has a unit-by-unit preview. Both previews point out that injuries played a large role in last years disappointing finish, and that the Giants roster still has many of the pieces that won Super Bowl XLII and went 12-4 two years ago.

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph, of West Virginia, has an Ahmad Bradshaw-centric Giants preview.

The SB Nation parent blog has a post about five veterans who need to "prove it" in 2010. #2 on the list? Osi Umenyiora.

Sam Farmer of the LA Times lists 10 young players to watch in 2010, and the first person he lists is Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas.

Next up in the Giants Summer Questionnaire series with the Jersey Star-Ledger is backup TE Travis Beckum. I remain very interested to see what role Beckum will play for the Giants going forward. I like him as a talent, I just don't really see him fitting in with the offense that Kevin Gilbride and Tom Coughlin run.

Brian Kelley, former Giants linebacker and member of the "Crunch Bunch," entered the college football hall of fame over the weekend. Congrats to Mr. Kelley!

Finally, though he has to date been a disappointment on the field, Sinorice Moss is taking efforts to make in impact for teens off the field.