After a busy offseason that saw several changes made to their roster, the New York Giants will report to Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Apr. 18 to begin their voluntary offseason workout program.
The key word is voluntary because as of right now it’s not known how many players will participate, but you can expect quarterback Eli Manning to be there. This will be the first time since the day after their wild-card loss to the Green Bay Packers that the majority of the team will be together.
The workout program is a nine-week program intended to provide physical conditioning and strength training.
The nine-week program will be divided into three phases.
Phase 1 will take place during the first two weeks and the focus will be on strength, conditioning, as well as rehabilitation activities.
Phase 2 will occur during weeks three thru five and will consist of on-field individual workouts and drills. There won’t be any live contact permitted or any offense vs. defense drills during this phase which will limit the chances of injury.
The last four weeks of the program, the Giants will participate in 7-on-7 as well as 11-on-11 drills, however, no contact is permitted. These drills are essentially a walk through. During this phase, the Giants are allowed under the collective bargaining agreement to have one mandatory minicamp for veteran players.
The Giants mandatory minicamp will take place from Jun. 13 through Jun. 15.