Giants likely to return to Albany for training camp

Nothing is official but indications are the New York Giants will reach an agreement to head to Albany, N.Y., for training camp for the 15th consecutive summer.

Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger quotes Giants owner John Mara as saying, “We’re inching our way north.”

The Giants broke camp in Albany last summer without an agreement to return this summer. The new stadium the club will share with the Jets has a top training facility and consideration was given to staying at home for training camp.

That is a trend that has become much more commonplace in the last two decades with coaches preferring to keep their teams at home facilities. It used to be that teams used training camp as a bonding experience for the players, especially back when camps lasted five weeks and longer. Now, coaches have so much access to the players during the offseason that the feeling is it’s not necessary to go away for camp.

Sounds like the Giants still believe it’s a good idea, though, and they’ll be packing their bags in a little more than two months.

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