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Those "camp battle" posts are cropping up all over the net this time of year, as NFL teams get ready to open their training camps across the country.

The Giants have scores of new faces and just as many roster holes to fill, so this year, these posts are grabbing the fans' attention more than ever.

One situation in particular that will pique the interest of Giant fans is the battle for the FB position between John Conner (pictured), whose presence buoyed the Giants running game after he was signed last season in late September, and Henry Hynoski, who is returning from shoulder surgery.

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As we predicted, the Giants will not tender FB Henry Hynoski, with the hopes of possibly re-signing him for less. Hynoski's tender price is a minimum of $1.323 million for 2014 and the Giants would rather gamble on losing him than pay him that amount this season. From Pro Football Talk:

However, that doesn?t necessarily close the book on Hynoski?s time in New York. The Giants would like to re-sign Hynoski, but at a lower rate than an RFA tender, PFT has learned.

The 25-year-old Hynoski suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the Giants? Sept. 22 loss to Carolina. He has appeared in 30 NFL regular season games with New York, rushing five times for 20 yards and catching 24 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown.

A no-brainer in my book. John Conner is already under contract this season. Who carries two FBs anymore in this league? The Giants are better off with Conner. He is a better blocker and ball handler, plus he is healthier with a smaller cap number ($730k).
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The Giants have lots of decisions to make this offseason, but one intriguing one is who will be the team's fullback in 2014.?NFL teams rarely carry two fullbacks these days, so the Giants will be forced to make a choice.

Will it be the well-liked Henry Hynoski, who is coming off season-ending knee and shoulder problems, or will it be the physical and more well-rounded John Conner?

From The Sports Xchange:

"John Conner proved to be a solid pickup, so much so that the team signed him to a two-year contract instead of the usual one-year rental that was the norm for players acquired mid-season.

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FB Henry Hynoski is out of his knee brace and is running on flat round again. A good sign for the Giants who would like to avoid placing him on PUP at the end of camp. He addressed the media regarding the state of his rehab, which appears to be on schedule....

"I?ve been doing all my rehab inside but now I?m able to get out on the field here and do some different drills and stuff. We pick it up every day a little bit and I?ve just got to intensify over the next few weeks. I?m looking forward to getting back out on the field as soon as possible and playing some football. Like I said, I?m going to do everything in my power, I?m very diligent in everything I do to get back on the field at the earliest convenience. Whenever that is, whenever that may be, I?ll be ready and conditioned, ready to go."
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Q: Are you on the schedule that you expected to be on at this point?

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Fullback Henry Hynoski could make his return for the first game of the season, according to Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger.

"According to one person briefed on Hynoski's progress, the Giants fullback is still preparing to come back for Week 1, and may even be a little ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation," Orr said.

Hynoski?sustained a knee fracture and strained his MCL?on the second play of ?OTAs.

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Henry Hynoski underwent surgery on Friday to repair a torn MCL and a chip to the lateral plateau of his tibia suffered this week at Giants' OTAs. He thanked wellwishers on his Twitter account.

? Henry Hynoski (@HenryHynoski) May 24, 2013

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With Henry Hynoski on the shelf indefinitely, the Giants may be looking for either another fullback - or option - to put in their backfield. Roll this name around your mouth: Brandon Jacobs.

Although it's highly unlikely, the Giants have been in a sentimental mood of late and could consider their former vocal leader as a possibility to defray the loss of Hynoski.

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Henry Hynoski will undergo surgery on Friday to repair an injured left knee, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.

Hynoski suffered a chip fracture to the lateral plateau and?injured his left medial collateral ligament on the second play of Wednesday's OTAs.?The fracture to the lateral plateau is a bone chip in his tibia, the larger -- and weightbearing -- of the two leg bones.

Newsday's Tom Rock said that MCL injuries are usually treated non surgically, so it's likely that the surgery is to repair the fracture and not the ligament.

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Henry Hynoski was carted off the field after suffering an injury on a running play, according to Paul Dottino of WFAN.

Update - 2:05 p.m.: RB Andre Brown said he banged knees with Hynoski. The team?announced?that Hynoski is going to get tests.

Hynoski was injured on the second team play of the first day of organized team activities.

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Last year, FB Henry Hynoski made the club as a UDFA out of Pitt. Like most rookies, he didn't get his number called as much as expected. ?As he enters his second season with the Giants, his body look more NFL-ready after an intense off-season workout regimen.

The Giants began to trust Hynoski as the season unfolded last year, and now they will expect more from him. From Steve Lloyd of WNEP in Scranton / Wilkes-Barre:

Hynoski still weighs the same as he did last year, but now he is down to 4% body fat a more chiseled look which should allow him to be more mobile in the giants offense.

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Counting down Jerry Reese's eleven best draft picks/ undrafted free agents
Henry Hynoski: Undrafted, 2011

It took all of my strength to quiet the voice inside my head that said I couldn?t rank a fullback this high.?Don't tell me what to do, brain! Instead, I went with my gut and doled out this top-five ranking to a player who was quietly a key piece in the Giants? championship offense.? I?ll admit that this ranking is extremely aggressive, but it?s based on the fact that I strongly believe Hynoski will be a huge factor in turning the Giants? running game around and allowing the Giants? offense to become the football equivalent of a well balanced breakfast. ?Anyway, what fun is a top ten (or eleven) list without any controversy?

Many draft experts considered Hynoski to be the best fullback in the draft, and no one would have batted an eye if he were a taken in the fourth round.? Seven teams drafted fullbacks, yet for whatever reason, Hynoski was passed over by every one of them. ?We here at Giants Football Blog agreed that Hynoski would be a perfect fit for the Giants, and Jerry Reese was happy to scoop him up as an undrafted free agent. ?Whether Reese was able to read the market on fullbacks, or if he just lucked into this steal is impossible to determine.? Either way, the Giants found a young cornerstone for their running game.

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According to Mike Garafolo, Tom Coughlin has ruled out Justin Tuck, Chris Snee, Brandon Jacobs and Henry Hynoski for Sunday's match with the Bills.

To say the Giants are bit by the injury bug is an understatement. The absence of Tuck has hit the Giants hard this year, as teams have been able to run amok on the Giants' ravaged defense thus far. The pass rush has been able to sustain itself without its leader, thanks to fantastic performances from Pierre Paul and Umenyiora, but this is a different team when Tuck is on the field.

Likewise, the offensive line simply cannot afford for Snee to miss an extended period of time. He has been this team's best offensive lineman for a few years, and with the wholesale changes made along the left side and at center, Snee (and Kareem McKenzie) were expected to be the rocks that held the line together. We all saw how the line performed last week...

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The Giants' offense works best with a true fullback - a player that can open up holes for the featured backs and catch the occasional pass out of the backfield.

They may have found that in UDFA?Henry Hynoski?of Pitt. ?He is a throwback of sorts, and perhaps the physical player the Giants need to help them open up the offense. He spoke with reporters yesterday, just 36 hours after beating the odds and making the Giants' 2011 roster....

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The Lions will be releasing FB Jerome Felton today in order to get down to the 80 man roster limit. Felton is entering his 4th year in the league and was actually handed off to 22 times last season. He amassed 76 yards.

Felton might be an option for a Giants team that lacks a veteran presence at the FB position. Their lone true FB, Henry Hynoski, is an undrafted rookie free agent pick-up out of PITT.

He showed improvement last night against the Jets but the Giants might benefit from putting their valued rushing attack in the hands of a more experienced pro.

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With many NFL offenses phasing out the fullback position, there is less and a calling for those traditional, hard-nosed players who play that thankless position come draft day. Such was the case of Henry Hynoski, a highly-regarded, yet undrafted all-purpose fullback from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hynoski left Pitt after his junior campaign, which maybe wasn't the wisest of moves in retrospect. Many felt he would still be drafted (in the later rounds), but he pulled up lame with a hammy at Pitt's Pro Day, leaving him unable to work out and dropping him way down on many teams' draft charts.

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According to?Mike Garafolo's twitter, the Giants have released Fullback Madison Hedgecock.

This is not a total surprise, given his slipping performance and injury issues, but he was only set to make $1 million. It is believed that Hedgecock failed his physical yesterday.

Bear Pascoe was a solid replacement last year, but the Giants signed Henry Hynoski out of Pitt to possibly replace him, which would allow Pascoe to shift back to backup tight end. Although it is risky to trust an undrafted free agent with a starting job, Hynoski was expected to be one of the first fullbacks drafted.

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According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, all pro fullback Vonta Leach has the Giants on his wishlist, along with the Seahawks and Chargers. He played with the Houston Texans last season but is likely looking to be paid like the best fullback in the game.

I wanted the Giants to sign Leach a few years ago when he was a free agent, and I'd love for them to add him now, as long as the pricetag isn't ridiculous. The Giants would benefit from a true fullback, as Madison Hedgecock's play has slipped over the years, partially due to injuries. ?Bear Pascoe was a solid replacement, but he is much more suited to be a backup tight end.

Youngmisuk agrees that Leach would be a very nice pickup, but points out that the team should have higher priorities.

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