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Giants to play all four AFC East teams in preseason

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants can't hold onto the ball in the endzone late in the fourth quarter against Malcolm Butler #21 of the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J. Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac

The Giants do not live in the AFC East, but they’ll be summering there.

Their preseason schedule consists of four games against the four teams that play in the AFC East: the Dolphins, Bills, Jets and Patriots. The only game they will travel to is the one against the Bills in Week 2 of the preseason (the exact date of that contest has yet to be announced). They will be considered the visiting team for the Aug. 27 game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium in Week 3.

The true home games will be on Aug. 12 against the Dolphins — the former team of new Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon — and Sept. 1 against the Patriots.

More significantly, the preseason schedule allows teams to start mapping out their training camps. Ben McAdoo’s first camp likely will begin with players reporting on July 28, which is 15 days before the preseason opener. The first workout likely will be the following day, July 29.

McAdoo has said he is open to holding joint practices with another team during the preseason, as the Giants did with the Bengals last year. He also said he would consider hosting such an event, so if he and new Dolphins coach Adam Gase can work out details, those practices could take place in New Jersey in the days leading up to the preseason opener. McAdoo did say he enjoyed the “change of scenery” of last summer’s trip to Cincinnati, too, so perhaps he will try to schedule practices with the Bills and Rex Ryan.

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