A Giant workout

June, 7, 2011
So after kind of downplaying the idea of a mass-organized player workout, nearly 40 Giants gathered at Bergen Catholic High School (N.J.) on Tuesday for a practice.

Unfortunately, not one of the 39 Giants stopped to talk to the handful of reporters gathered outside the gate of the high school field so we can’t give you anything more than what we saw. Clearly, the players were told not to conduct any interviews, perhaps to avoid saying anything that would have to do with the lockout. When Eli Manning held his passing drills in Hoboken (N.J.), the few players that attended did talk to reporters.

It would have been great to catch up with defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, who joined his teammates despite the fact that he will be either an unrestricted or restricted free agent. Coming off a herniated disk in his neck, Kiwanuka has been cleared to resume his career. He looked somewhat bigger like he potentially added more muscle and weight to his frame.

The workout was light with no contact. Players split up by position into groups to do some individual drills before going through some offensive plays. Defensive players mostly worked on technique with no contact, light stuff to avoid the potential of injury.

Players that were coming off of surgeries like Rich Seubert and Ramses Barden took it easy and went through a limited workout. At one point, Manning threw a nice deep pass to Hakeem Nicks. We saw veteran linebackers like Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn help a rookie out like sixth-round pick Greg Jones. We’re pretty sure it was Jones (heck, I guess I should know since I watched his entire career at Michigan State) but having never really seen the rookies close up outside of Prince Amukamara and Da'Rel Scott yet, and being as far away as the media was behind the fences, we’re not 100-percent positive that this list is entirely accurate.

Here's the unofficial list of who attended the workout, a consensus count by the beat writers on hand today:

QB Eli Manning
QB Sage Rosenfels

RB Da’Rel Scott
RB D.J. Ware

WR Ramses Barden
WR Hakeem Nicks
WR Jerrel Jernigan
WR Duke Calhoun
WR Victor Cruz
WR Samuel Giguere
WR Domenik Hixon
WR Devin Thomas
WR Darius Reynaud

TE Jake Ballard
TE Bear Pascoe

OL Jamon Meredith
OL Jim Cordle
OL Shaun O’Hara
OL David Diehl
OL Rich Seubert
OL Will Beatty
OL Kevin Boothe
OL Mitch Petrus
OL Chris Snee
OL Adam Koets

DT Dwayne Hendricks
DE Mathias Kiwanuka

LB Michael Boley
LB Clint Sintim
LB Chase Blackburn
LB Adrian Tracy
LB Jonathan Goff
LB Greg Jones

CB Prince Amukamara
CB Brian Jackson
CB Bruce Johnson

P Matt Dodge
K Lawrence Tynes
LS Zak DeOssie
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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