Outside of the DeAndre Baker story that’s cropped up in recent days, the most relevant situation for the New York Giants this offseason might just be the lockdowns in New York and New Jersey and how those have affected the team. The Giants are in one of the areas that has been affected the most by this year’s pandemic, and the Giants themselves are no strangers to the effects of these measures. It’s disrupted their offseason so far, and it looks like it could continue to keep the Giants away from their normal offseason activities.
According to Pat Leonard, the NFL has told teams that they can begin opening their facilities again on Tuesday – but this depends on state and local regulations, which puts the Giants in a worse position than other teams in less hard hit areas.
#Giants senior VP of communications Pat Hanlon on when the team will open its facility: “It takes more time than four days to reopen a facility that has been shut down for two months. We are subject to state regulations. Bottom line, when we are cleared on … (cont'd, 1 of 2) https://t.co/n4xRZtQ2a7
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) May 15, 2020
Giants Senior VP of Communications Pat Hanlon has denied that the Giants will open their facilities again as soon as the league is allowing it. This of course, seems like it could perhaps put the Giants at a disadvantage compared to other teams, depending on how long their facilities stay closed while other teams begin to open up. Even at this stage, however, restrictions haven’t been lifted enough for teams to hold OTAs or minicamps – anywhere in the league, not just in the case of the Giants.
This comes after the revelation that the Giants could potentially move their training camp to another location. While not confirmed as the team’s move, it supposedly is one option that the Giants have talked about among others.
With things staying closed for now in East Rutherford, that looks like more and more of a good option every day.