Giants set to begin community outreach

The Giants will change things up in their training camp routine Saturday night, when they finally get to put into motion one of coach Joe Judge’s central themes.

For the entirety of Judge’s first season, the global pandemic prohibited the Giants from reaching out to the community, something Judge stressed at his introductory press conference would be a team focus. The Giants did plenty of outreach in 2020, but it was all forced to be remote access only.

That will change this weekend, when the Giants practice at Eddie Moraes Stadium in Newark — a newly-renovated 4,500-seat facility formerly called Ironbound Stadium that was closed by the federal government in 1987. This is part of the NFL’s “Back Together Saturday’’ initiative.

The practice is not open to the general public, but the Giants invited high school football teams from Newark and surrounding communities, plus nearby Pop Warner and other youth programs, so a crowd of about 2,000 is expected. Judge and a handful of Giants players will address the youngsters.

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“We haven’t had a chance to really interact with the fans, and that’s in different elements,’’ Judge said. “One is football, and then, the key focal point of this program is we’re going to be a strong community. We’re going to be very involved with the community and show support for the people who show support to us. That’s something from day one I’ve talked about, is that…

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