‘Everyone is here for a purpose.’ New York Giants rookie camp underway

The New York Giants rookie camp is now underway, with the team’s six newest players.

News 12 Staff

May 15, 2021, 12:35 AM

Updated 1,103 days ago


The New York Giants rookie camp is now underway, with the team’s six newest players.
The new class includes a running back, two linebackers, two cornerbacks and first-round pick, wide receiver Kadarius Toney.
“I was eager to really go out there and show the coaches what I could do. They came and took a chance on me, the least I could do is show them my ability and what I can actually bring to the organization,” Toney says.
“My role here is basically just being a football player, just like any other football player,” says rookie wide receiver Gary Brightwell. “You’ve got to earn your spot, it’s not just given to you. I’m just going to work on myself day by day.”
Second-year head coach Joe Judge says that this training camp is all about getting the new players acclimated to the Giants’ facilities and how practices are run.
“I think the biggest thing with these rookies, with any class or rookies, is it’s all brand new to them. It’s their first time in the National Football League. First time on the grass, first time in our systems and schemes, so really this is an orientation weekend. This isn’t a competition weekend,” Judge says.
The weekend isn’t just for the rookies. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina’s former first-round draft pick in 2014, is trying out, as well as former Eagles running back and New Jersey native Corey Clement.
“Everyone is here for a purpose and all the guys are brought in on a trial basis. They were guys that were available for us to work with. We wanted to get a look at them, work with them within our system a little bit. See if there’s potential to add them,” Judge says.
Rookie camp runs through Saturday.

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