New York Giants Hold OTA Practices on Wednesday and Thursday: The Giants will hold their first Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices on Wednesday and Thursday this week. The remaining OTA practices will be held on May 29-31 and June 3-7. OTA practices are voluntary but participation is encouraged by Head Coach Tom Coughlin.
The Giants are currently in the final phase of their offseason workout program. This final “phase three” began this week and will culminate three weeks from now with the final OTA practices. No live contact is permitted during “phase three” practices, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permissible.
The Giants will hold a mandatory mini-camp from June 11-13. This will be the last team activity until players report to training camp on July 26.
DE Dwight Freeney Signs With the Chargers: Unrestricted free agent DE Dwight Freeney, who had expressed interest in playing for the Giants, has signed a 2-year contract with the San Diego Chargers. It was never reported that the Giants had mutual interest in Freeney.
Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin: Arizona State Coaches Study Coughlin by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com
Article on OL Justin Pugh: NY Giants OL Justin Pugh is Ready to Learn from Teammates by Patricia Traina of Yahoo! Sports
Giants.com Q&A With DT Johnathan Hankins: The video of a recent Giants.com interview with DT Johnathan Hankins is available at Giants.com.
Articles on S Cooper Taylor:
- Rookie Safety Models Himself After Former Giant Sehorn by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Heart of a Giant: Rare Illness Doesn’t Stop 5th-Round Pick Taylor by Ralph Vacchiano of The Daily News