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The stalwart of the Giants defense for recent memory has been the defensive line -- while the pass rush garners the most attention, it's the tackles who allow it to come to fruition.

During the first day of organized team activities Wednesday, the team revealed a new defensive tackle rotation amid off-season signing and draft picks.

With Chris Canty now a member of the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens and Rocky Bernard gone, Linval Joseph is one of only a few veterans who remain on the roster from last season.

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A tradition like none other: the Giants turning heads with their draft class.

The Giants had seven picks in this weekend's draft, adding depth to a number of key positions, including offensive and defensive line, running back and the secondary. Of course, a position that remained untouched was linebacker.

From the top:

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According to Jimmy Kempski of Blogging the bEast, when it comes to DT Mike Patterson, the Eagles' loss is the Giants' gain.

The Giants have gone only 3-8 vs the Eagles since winning Super Bowl XLII and one of those wins came last year in Week 17 when Philly had one foot on the bus in Andy Reid's finale. Doesn't seem like a big deal, but considering the Giants have missed the playoffs three of the past four years buy a single game, it looms large as the difference....

A big part of the Eagles' dominance over the Giants has been the huge advantage Philly held over the Blue in the trenches. With Patterson switching sides, hopefully that will change. From Jimmy:

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Aiming to add depth to their defensive line, defensive tackle Mike Patterson is paying a visit to the New York Giants.

Patterson, the longtime Philadelphia Eagle, was released in late February. The 29-year-old former first-round draft pick visited with the Detroit Lions shortly after, but no deal was reached.

Patterson's visit included a physical, according to reports, as Patterson's seizure during training camp in 2011 nearly ended his career. In January 2012, he underwent surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation from his brain.

Tags: Chris Canty, cullen jenkins, Linval Joseph, Markus Kuhn, marvin austin, mike patterson, New York Giants, pat white, Rocky Bernard, tim hightower
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