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Giants 2003 Preseason Schedule
Date Team Time   Date Team Time
Aug. 7 at New England (Thur) ESPN 8PM   Aug. 23     JETS (Sat) 8PM
Aug. 15     CAROLINA (Fri) 8PM   Aug. 28 at Baltimore (Thur) 8PM

The National Football League announced that the Giants preseason opener against the Patriots in New England will be played on Thursday night, Aug. 7, and will be televised nationally by ESPN at 8 p.m. The Giants remaining three preseason games are at home against Carolina and the Jets, and the finale is at Baltimore. (Times are subject to change.)
The Giants offseason program runs from March 24 through June 19:
Coach Jim Fassel generally is understanding about excusing players for personal commitments, and attendance has been near 100 percent. He frowns upon players who don't participate. Players can attend any of three sessions, which last about 40 minutes four days a week.
The focus since Fassel and strength coach John Dunn arrived in 1997 has been on relatively short, intense workouts that better prepare players for football conditions than longer, more traditional sessions. Monday and Wednesday are weightlifting days, Tuesday is treadmill running, and Thursday is running in the practice bubble. Players will also work with a speed coach.
The Giants report to training camp at the University at Albany on Thursday, July 24. The first practice session of training camp will be on Friday, July 25. NFL rules say they can report 15 days prior to the first preseason game, which would be Wednesday the 23rd. But Fassel said he might not change the reporting date. "I'm weighing that right now, but I don't think I'm going to change it much."

Giants 2003 Schedule
Date Team Time   Date Team Time

Sun, Sept. 7


1:00 PM ET


Sun, Nov. 9


1:00 PM ET

Mon, Sept. 15


9:00 PM ET


Sun, Nov. 16

at Philadelphia

1:00 PM ET

Sun, Sept. 21

at Washington

4:05 PM ET


Mon, Nov. 24

at Tampa Bay

9:00 PM ET

Sun, Sept. 28


Sun, Nov. 30


1:00 PM ET

Sun, Oct. 5


1:00 PM ET


Sun, Dec. 7


1:00 PM ET

Sun, Oct. 12

at New England

1:00 PM ET


Sun, Dec. 14

at New Orleans

8:30 PM ET

Sun, Oct. 19


1:00 PM ET


Sun, Dec. 21

at Dallas

1:00 PM ET

Sun, Oct. 26

at Minnesota

1:00 PM ET


Sun, Dec. 28


4:05 PM ET

Sun, Nov. 2

at Jets

1:00 PM ET



Giants Schedule for 2004 - 2009
Aside from playing their NFC East division opponents -
Washington, Philadelphia and Dallas, in one home and one away game,
the rest of the schedule looks like this:

Atlanta, Carolina, St. Louis, Buffalo and Miami.
New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Minnesota, New England, Jets.

Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and an NFC South team.
Green Bay, Minnesota, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and an NFC West team.

Arizona, St. Louis, Denver, Kansas City, and an NFC North team.
San Francisco, Seattle, Oakland, San Diego, and an NFC South team.

New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Houston, Indianapolis, and an NFC North team.
Atlanta, Carolina, Jacksonville, Tennessee, and an NFC West team.

Green Bay, Minnesota, New England, New York Jets, and an NFC West team.
Chicago, Detroit, Buffalo, Miami, and an NFC South team.

San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Cincinnati, and an NFC South team.
Arizona, St. Louis, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and an NFC North team.

Atlanta, Carolina, Oakland, San Diego, and an NFC West team.
New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Denver, Kansas City, and an NFC North team.

East West North South
Giants Arizona Chicago Atlanta
Dallas St. Louis Detroit Carolina
Philadelphia San Francisco Green Bay New Orleans
Washington Seattle Minnesota Tampa Bay
East West North South
Buffalo Denver Baltimore Houston
Miami Kansas City Cincinnati Indianapolis
New England Oakland Cleveland Jacksonville
N.Y. Jets San Diego Pittsburgh Tennessee

2003 Draft Info
April 26 - 27, NFL Draft, New York City
The Giants, who were 10-6 this season, currently have the 25th pick in the first round of the draft.
Two teams that finished with records worse than theirs remain alive in the playoffs, the 9-7 Jets and the 9-6-1 Falcons. Should one of those teams reach the Super Bowl, the Giants would choose 24th. If both teams advance that far, the Giants would pick 23rd.

2003 NFL Important dates.
Jan. 19, 2003 -- AFC and NFC championship games.

Jan. 26, 2003 -- Super Bowl XXXVII, Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.

Feb. 2, 2003 -- Pro Bowl at Honolulu, Hawaii

Feb. 18-24 -- Scouting Combine, Indianapolis.

Feb. 20 -- Deadline for clubs to designate franchise and transition players.

Feb. 24 -- NFL Europe League training camps open.

Feb. 27 -- Deadline for submission of qualifying offers by clubs to their restricted free agents whose contracts have expired and to whom they desire to retain a right of first refusal/compensation.

Feb. 27 -- Deadline for clubs to submit offer of minimum salary to retain exclusive negotiating rights to their players with fewer than three seasons of free agency credit whose contracts have expired.

Feb. 28 -- Veteran free-agency signing period begins.

Feb. 28 -- Trading period begins.

March 23-26 -- NFL Annual Meeting, Phoenix.

April 5 -- NFL Europe League season begins. April 18 -- Signing period ends for restricted free agents.

April 25 -- Deadline for old club to exercise right of first refusal to restricted free agents.

April 26-27 -- NFL Draft, New York City.

May 20-21 -- NFL Spring Meeting, Philadelphia.

June 1 -- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned unrestricted free agents to receive exclusive negotiating rights for rest of season if player is not signed by another club by July 22.

June 1 -- Deadline for old clubs to send tender to unsigned restricted free agents or to extend qualifying offer to retain exclusive negotiating rights.

June 8 -- NFL Europe League regular season ends.

June 14 -- World Bowl XI, Glasgow, Scotland.

June 15 -- Deadline for old clubs to withdraw original qualifying offer to unsigned restricted free agents and still retain exclusive negotiating rights by substituting tender of 110 percent of previous year's salary.

July 22 -- Signing period ends at 4 p.m. ET for unrestricted free agents who received June 1 tender.

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