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APRIL 27, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS MINI-CAMP REPORT…
The second day of the New York Giants 3-day, voluntary mini-camp was held on Wednesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There will be no media access on the third and final day of the mini-camp on Thursday.
On-field workouts allowed under the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) include individual player instruction and drills as well as team practice conducted on a “separates” basis. No live contact or team offense vs. team defense drills are permitted. Players will wear helmets, but no shoulder pads.
“Second day back on the field, had a chance to work on the fundamentals a little bit, do some team periods, get a little offense and defensive action and we have a lot of work to do, but we are excited for the process,” said Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo.
INJURY REPORT AND ABSENTEES…
Wide receiver Ben Edwards was carted off of the field after reportedly suffering an injury to his left knee. He appeared to be in a lot of pain. No word yet on the severity of the injury.
Several players are still recovering from injuries suffered last year and are slowly being brought along. Wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) was kept out of drills and spent time with the trainers.
“We threw routes the past couple of weeks and he seemed good,” said quarterback Eli Manning of Cruz. “He was running routes. He seemed sharp and he was able to come out of breaks. He looked the same. Hopefully he can get back out here soon.”
Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (pectoral), linebacker Devon Kennard (foot) and safety Bennett Jackson (knee) were spotted working on the sidelines.
NJ.com reports that running back Orleans Darkwa (leg) has a small fracture in his tibia and is expected to be held out of football activities for about a month.
Some snippets from various media sources:
- NJ.com reports that once again, John Jerry was the starting right guard and Marshall Newhouse the starting right tackle. Bobby Hart was at right tackle and Sean McDermott at center with the second unit. Brett Jones was the third-team center.
- In a three-wide receiver set, Odell Beckham and Myles White started outside with Dwayne Harris in the slot.
- Trevin Wade lined up at slot cornerback.
- Newsday reports that wide receiver Anthony Dablé looked more comfortable today and that his skill set is obvious.
- Wide receiver Myles White beat cornerback Janoris Jenkins on a dig route.
- Wide receiver Geremy Davis made a long, jumping touchdown catch on a pass from Ryan Nassib.
- Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picked off a pass from quarterback Ryan Nassib, but Rodgers-Cromartie was then beat for a touchdown by wide receiver Odell Beckham on a stop-and-go route.
GIANTS PICK UP 5TH-YEAR OPTION ON JUSTIN PUGH…
The New York Giants have picked up the fifth-year option on the contract for offensive guard Justin Pugh. The base salary in his fifth year is expected to be $8.821 million.
THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
The following transcripts and video of player media sessions on Wednesday are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- It’s Super Bowl or bust for Odell Beckham by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Jason Pierre-Paul vows to sack any doubts skeptics have of Giants’ pass-rusher by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News
- Owa Odighizuwa has plenty to prove to Giants after rough end of rookie year by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Giants’ Owa Odighizuwa hopes UCLA’s Myles Jack slips to No. 10 by Tom Rock of Newsday
- NFL Draft: Could Giants take a linebacker in first round? by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Giants can’t hesitate to pick Ezekiel Elliott at No. 10 by Steve Serby of The New York Post