TGI's training camp guide

The Giants 2005 training camp will begin on Friday, July 29, when all players must report to SUNY-Albany. The first practice session will take place the following morning. All practice sessions will be open to the public. There is no admission charged for watching training camp workouts, and paid parking is available in the campus lots. For the first time, many of the Giants practices will take place in the evening, from 6:10-8:10, allowing more fans a chance to attend.

The 2005 camp will be the Giants? 10th at Albany and the second for head coach Tom Coughlin. Previously, the team held training camp at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J. from 1988-95.

Giants hotline: Fans are encouraged to call the Giants training camp hotline at 518-442-7369 to check practice times and locations, which are subject to change with little advance notice.

Daily routine: Days with double sessions: 8:40-10:40 AM and 6:10-8:10 PM (Except opening weekend when the practices are 8:40-10:40 AM and 3:20-5:20 PM). Days with a single session: 2:40-4:50 PM (except preceding exhibition games, when there will be one morning session).

Jets visit: The Giants will hold two joint practice sessions with the New York Jets on Saturday, Aug. 6 at U-Albany at 9:30-11:20 AM and 3:30-5:30 PM. Instead of reciprocating for last year?s visit by Gang Green, both teams determined that Albany was better suited to host the joint practices so the Jets agreed to make the trip north for the second consecutive summer.

Roster cutdowns: The first roster cutdown to 65 players is Aug. 30. All clubs must have their roster down to a maximum of 53 players by Sept. 4. The following day clubs can begin assembling an eight-man practice squad.

JULY

30 Sat. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

30 Sat. Practice #2 3:20-5:20 PM

31 Sun. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

31 Sun. Practice 3:20-5:20 PM

AUGUST

1 Mon. OFF NO PRACTICE

2 Tue. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

2 Tue. Practice #2 6:10-8:10 PM

3 Wed. Practice 2:40-4:50 PM

4 Thu. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

4 Thu. Practice #2 6:10-8:10 PM

5 Fri. Practice 2:40-4:50 PM

6 Sat. Practice #1 (w/Jets) 9:30-11:20 AM

6 Sat. Practice #2 (w/Jets) 3:30-5:30 PM

7 Sun. OFF NO PRACTICE

8 Mon. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

8 Mon. Practice #2 6:10-8:10 PM

9 Tue. Practice 2:40-4:50 PM

10 Wed. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

10 Wed. Practice #2 6:10-8:10 PM

11 Thu. Practice 2:40-4:50 PM

12 Fri. Practice 10:00-11:30 AM

13 Sat. Preseason Game @ CLE, 8:00 PM

14 Sun. OFF NO PRACTICE

15 Mon. Practice 2:40-4:50 PM

16 Tue. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

16 Tue. Practice #2 6:10-8:10 PM

17 Wed. Practice 2:40-4:50 PM

18 Thu. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

18 Thu. Practice #2 6:10-8:10 PM

19 Fri. Practice 10:30-11:30 AM

20 Sat. Preseason Game vs. CAR 8:00 PM

21 Sun. OFF NO PRACTICE

22 Mon. Practice #1 2:40-4:50 PM

23 Tue. Practice #1 8:40-10:40 AM

23 Tue. Practice #2 6:10-8:10 PM

24 Wed. Practice 11 AM-1:00 PM

CAMP ENDS

26 Fri. Preseason Game vs. NYJ, 8:00 PM

The Giants Beat Top Stories