The New York Giants enter the second week of Phase Three of their offseason training activities (OTAs) on Monday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The Giants will practice Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week. They will wrap up the OTAs next week with four practices.
There is media access today, the only time this week that will be the case. Yours truly will not be in attendance. You can follow the Twitter list below for practice updates and other Giants-related information.
What is there to watch for today, and throughout the week? Well, here are a few thoughts on that.
With media access on Monday it is the only day we will get any info on changes in status to any injured players. Defensive end Robert Ayers went down last Monday with a leg injury that was said not to be serious. Let's see if he is practicing. Safety Nat Berhe (calf) and linebacker Devon Kennard (ankle) were being held out of practice when reporters last had access. Let's see if that has changed. Rookie Owamagbe Odighizuwa was limited a week ago by some knee soreness.
Of course we have to discuss this. Head coach Tom Coughlin said last week the Giants would probably try several combinations between now and when the season opens in September. Will we still be looking at the Ereck Flowers (LT), Justin Pugh (LG), Weston Richburg (C), Geoff Schwartz (RG), Marshall Newhouse (RT) group we saw last week? Or, will the Giants shuffle the deck to get a look at a different group?
With players in shorts and t-shirts in non-contact workouts there are many things you really can't get a read on -- like blocking, defensive line play and the running game. You can, however, get a pretty good read on defensive backs and receivers. Which turns out to be a really good thing, because those positions feature some of the most interesting position battles for the Giants leading into the 2015 season.
There are interesting competitions to watch at safety, slot corner, wide receiver and tight end. Let's see who step forward this week.
Remaining Offseason Workout Schedule
OTA Offseason Workouts: June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, June 11-12
Mandatory Minicamp: June 16-18