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Giants' rebuilding of O-line, LB corps starts in camp

  • By Pat Kirwan
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New York Giants
East Rutherford, N.J.
Camp Opens
Rebuild the offensive line
Three years ago the Giants were considered to have the best offensive line in the NFL. They just tore it down with the release of Shaun O'Hara, Rich Seubert, and Shawn Andrews. Eli Manning is a pocket passer and only camp will tell us if Kevin Boothe, Adam Koets and Ndukwe Ikechuku can handle the job. Keep in mind RT Kareem McKenzie isn't the guy he used to be, but rookie James Brewer isn't ready to replace him.
Rebuild the linebacking corps
This has been a target area all of 2010 and now into camp. There was some speculation they would sign Paul Posluszny but he went to Jacksonville. Jonathan Goff, Michael Boley and Clint Sintim are the penciled-in starters and they may be better in 2011 but someone has to be added to the mix and it needs to happen soon. Keep an eye on this group all summer long.
Be ready to adjust
The Giants offense got a lot of mileage out of Ahmad Bradshaw and Kevin Boss. While Bradshaw has agreed to return to the team, Boss is still a free agent. The only tight end to consider adding over Boss is Zach Miller from the Raiders. The Giants' offense can be dangerous, but any setback at running back or tight end could cause the offense to struggle. Between Bradshaw and Boss, the two accounted for 2,080 yards and 13 touchdowns last year; Travis Beckham and Brandon Jacobs can't match that production.

Top position battle

Incumbent Terrell Thomas is expected to be pushed for playing time by first-round pick Prince Amukamara. Who has the edge?



Can a rebuilt line keep Manning upright?

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