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VIDEO: Giants’ rookies hit the field for conditioning

It’s not real football, but it’s our first glimpse of the rookie class

New York Giants rookies took the field on Thursday for their first day of training camp conditioning work. Veteran players have not yet joined conditioning work.

This, of course, is a training camp like no other as COVID-19 has disrupted the normal rhythm and schedule of an NFL training camp. Below, the schedule as we know it:

COVID testing dates/virtual team meetings: July 28, 29, 30, 31.

• Physical exams/virtual meetings/daily COVID testing begins: Aug. 1, 2.

• Strength/conditioning/walk-through practices: Aug. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11.

• Phase 2 of practice (helmets but no pads): Held on four of these days: Aug. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16.

• Padded practices (coaches’ discretion, max of 14): Starting Aug. 17. No more than three straight days.

• Mandatory days off: Aug. 8, then one day off every seven days.

• Padded practices resume: Aug. 22

• Cut deadline to 80 players for those teams that chose to practice with 90: Aug. 16.

• Cut deadline to 53 players/Practice squads of 16 per team established: Sept. 5.

• Week 1: Sept. 10-14.

NOTE: The video is courtesy of