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Wayne Gallman, New York Giants (August 28, 2020)

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SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • There was a lot of contact during 11-on-11 running drills.
  • QB Daniel Jones threw a long touchdown pass to WR Darius Slayton over CB Corey Ballentine.
  • Jones then threw a 20-yard pass to RB Saquon Barkley against linebacker T.J. Brunson.
  • Jones connected on another long touchdown pass to Slayton over CB Dravon Askew-Henry.
  • QB Colt McCoy threw a long touchdown pass to WR David Sills over CB Jarren Williams.
  • CB Darnay Holmes knocked away a pass intended for WR Derrick Dillon.
  • Defensive linemen Dalvin Tomlinson and Leonard Williams jumped offsides and were forced to run laps.
  • WR C.J. Board dropped a pass in the endzone from Jones.
  • CB Jarren Williams knocked away a pass from McCoy intended for WR Austin Mack in the end zone.
  • Jones again throws another long touchdown to Slayton over Ballentine.
  • LB Devante Downs knocked away a short pass from Jones to RB Dion Lewis.
  • LB Kyler Fackrell dropped an interception on a pass from McCoy.
  • LB Ryan Connelly was active against the run and the pass.
  • Jones again connects on long pass to Slayton over Ballentine on 4th-and-10.
  • Ballentine did break up a potential touchdown pass to Board in the end zone. However, after a touchdown reception by Barkley, Ballentine gave up the 2-point conversion to Board.
  • Mack made an excellent over-the-shoulder sideline catch on a pass from McCoy in the 2-minute drill to up a field goal.
  • In all, Jones completed six long passes on Tuesday, four to Slayton, one Sills, and one to Barkley.
  • The Giants provided a video overview of today’s practice on YouTube.

https://twitter.com/Giants/status/1300897164487471105

INJURY REPORT…
Safety Xavier McKinney (left foot fracture), linebacker David Mayo (torn meniscus in left knee), wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring?), linebacker Blake Martinez (unknown), safety Jaquarius Landrews (unknown), and tight end Rysen John (unknown) did not practice.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Tuesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available on YouTube.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The New York Giants practice Wednesday afternoon (12:30-2:00PM). Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will also address the media.

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Logan Ryan, Tennessee Titans (January 19, 2020)

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NEW YORK GIANTS SIGN LOGAN RYAN…
The NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent cornerback/safety Logan Ryan (Tennessee Titans). The deal is supposedly a 1-year, $7.5 million contract.

The 29-year old, 5’11”, 195-pound Ryan was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. He has spent time with the Patriots (2013-2016) and Titans (2017-2019), playing 109 regular-season games with 85 starts. In 2019 with the Titans, Ryan started all 16 regular-season games and accrued 105 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 18 pass defenses, and four interceptions. A career cornerback, Ryan has indicated he would like to be moved to safety.

AUGUST 31, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • Early part of the practice emphasized the running game.
  • QB Daniel Jones was sharp throughout practice. In 11-on-11 drills, Jones threw a long pass to WR Darius Slayton. Jones later connected with RB Saquon Barkley on a deep pass for a touchdown.
  • WR Corey Coleman has been difficult to cover for all of the defensive backs.
  • WR Alex Bachman caught a diving touchdown in 11-on-11 drills.
  • RB Dion Lewis continues to show good quickness as a runner and receiver.
  • In 11-on-11 drills, WR Derrick Dillon made a twisting, finger-tip reception on a pass from QB Colt McCoy.
  • CB Dravon Askew-Henry knocked away a short QB Colt McCoy pass intended for WR David Sills.
  • CB Corey Ballentine defended a QB Daniel Jones pass intended for WR Alex Bachman.
  • CB James Bradberry showed great timing in breaking up a QB Daniel Jones pass intended for WR Sterling Shepard.
  • Defensive linemen Dalvin Tomlinson and Dexter Lawrence batted down passes at the line of scrimmage.
  • LB Kyler Fackrell “sacked” the quarterback a couple of times during team drills.
  • TE Eric Tomlinson made a twisting touchdown reception on a pass from QB Colt McCoy against linebacker. T.J. Brunson.
  • LB Devante Downs leveled RB Sandro Platzgummer.
  • LT Andrew Thomas clobbered LB Devante Downs on a run block for RB Saquon Barkley.
  • PK Graham Gano made 5-of-6 field goals, missing a 50+ yard effort.
  • The Giants provided a video overview of today’s practice on YouTube.

INJURY REPORT…
Safety Xavier McKinney (left foot fracture), linebacker David Mayo (torn meniscus in left knee), safety Jaquarius Landrews (unknown), and tight end Rysen John (unknown) did not practice.

Wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring?), defensive lineman R.J. McIntosh (ankle?), and safety Montre Hartage (hamstring?) all left practice early.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Monday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The New York Giants practice Tuesday afternoon (12:30-2:30PM). Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will address the media after practice.

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Jabrill Peppers, New York Giants (August 24, 2020)

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AUGUST 27, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • Quarterback Colt McCoy, cornerback Corey Ballentine, and safety Jabrill Peppers ran penalty laps.
  • Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham kicked players out of drills for missing assignments.
  • With Spencer Pulley still out, Nick Gates remained the starter at center. However, Matt Peart received some first-team reps at left tackle with Andrew Thomas receiving some snaps at right tackle.
  • Tight end Evan Engram was very active in 7-on-7 drills.
  • In 7-on-7 drills, quarterback Alex Tanney threw a long touchdown pass to wide receiver Sterling Shepard against cornerback Dravon Askew-Henry.
  • In 11-on-11 drills, wide receiver Sterling Shepard made a good block to spring running back Saquon Barkley.
  • Running back Dion Lewis impressed with his burst on inside runs.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to tight end Evan Engram over safety Jabrill Peppers and followed that up with a long touchdown pass to wide receiver Sterling Shepard over safety Julian Love as cornerback Corey Ballentine fell on the play.
  • Wide receiver Binjimen Victor made a diving catch on a pass from quarterback Colt McCoy.
  • In red zone drills, quarterback Colt McCoy threw a touchdown pass to tight end Evan Engram over safety Jabrill Peppers.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver David Sills, who spun and reached high for the pass.
  • Safety Jabrill Peppers broke up a pass intended for tight end Evan Engram from quarterback Daniel Jones.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones rolled to his left, threw across his body, and found running back Wayne Gallman for the touchdown.
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy threw a touchdown pass to running back Javon Leake.
  • Linebacker Carter Coughlin smartly stayed at home to defend a gadget play.
  • Despite completing three straight passes to wide receiver Binjimen Victor, quarterback Daniel Jones could not get the team into the end zone during the 2-minute drill. One pass was broken up by cornerback Christian Angulo and another dropped.
  • Linebacker Lorenzo Carter was disruptive during the 2-minute drill, making a sure open-field tackle and “sacking” the quarterback.
  • Place kicker Graham Gano was 5-of-5 on field goal attempts.
  • The Giants have provided a 28-minute video review of today’s practice on YouTube.

INJURY REPORT…
Safety Xavier McKinney (left foot fracture), linebacker David Mayo (torn meniscus in left knee), linebacker Blake Martinez (unknown), center Spencer Pulley (unknown), safety Nate Ebner (unknown), safety Jaquarius Landrews, and tight end Rysen John (unknown) did not practice.

ROSTER MOVES…
The New York Giants have signed running back Tavien Feaster and waived wide receiver Tony Brown. The 5-11, 221-pound Feaster was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars after the 2020 NFL Draft. The Jaguars cut him earlier this month when they reduced their roster to 80 players. The Giants claimed Brown off of waivers from the Cleveland Browns in early August 2020.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Thursday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at YouTube.

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The New York Giants hold an intra-squad scrimmage at MetLife Stadium on Friday night (7:15-10:00PM). Head Coach Joe Judge and select players will also address the media after the scrimmage.

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Daniel Jones, New York Giants (August 25, 2020)

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AUGUST 25, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • Giants started practice outside, moved inside due to lightning, and then returned outside again.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones and offensive lineman Nick Gates ran laps for a fumbled exchange in the red zone.
  • Linebacker Lorenzo Carter also ran a lap after he and tight end Evan Engram jawed at each other and Carter threw Engram’s helmet.
  • Defensive lineman B.J. Hill intercepted a quarterback Daniel Jones pass at the line of scrimmage.
  • With Spencer Pulley out, Nick Gates was the starting center. Tyler Haycraft also saw reps at center.
  • Linebacker Kyler Fackrell, who had an active practice, batted down a pass from quarterback Colt McCoy.
  • Cornerback Darnay Holmes had excellent deep coverage on a long pass intended for wide receiver Derrick Dillon.
  • In the 2-minute drill, quarterback Daniel Jones threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Sterling Shepard in the corner of the end zone against cornerback James Bradberry.
  • In 2-minute drill, quarterback Cooper Rush threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Corey Coleman against cornerback Prince Smith.
  • Linebacker Markus Golden beat offensive tackle Cam Fleming for a “sack.”
  • Linebacker Blake Martinez broke up a quarterback Daniel Jones pass intended for tight end Evan Engram.
  • On 4th-and-long, wide receiver Sterling Shepard dropped a long sideline pass.
  • Tight end Kaden Smith and wide receiver Alex Bachman each had a couple of catches during the 2-minute drill.
  • Running back Dion Lewis picked up a 1st down on 4th-and-short.
  • Running back Dion Lewis and cornerbacks Corey Ballentine and Darnay Holmes returned kickoffs.
  • The Giants provided a 20-minute overview of today’s practice on YouTube.

INJURY REPORT…
Fullback Eli Penny (unknown), center Spencer Pulley (unknown), linebacker Ryan Connelly (knee?), linebacker Devante Downs (unknown), and safety Nate Ebner (unknown) did not practice.

Safety Jabrill Peppers (unknown), linebacker Cam Brown (knee?), and tight end Rysen John (unknown) left the field early again today.

GIANTS EXPECTED TO SIGN BRANDON WILLIAMS…
According to media reports, the Giants are expected to sign unrestricted free agent cornerback Brandon Williams, who is currently going through the team’s COVID-19 protocol. The 27-year old, 6’0”, 200-pound Williams was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. In four seasons with the Cardinals, Williams played in 45 regular-season games with three starts, accruing 38 tackles and five pass defenses. He missed all of 2019 with a shoulder injury. Williams has mainly played on special teams.

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
Giants practice on Wednesday afternoon (1:15-2:30 PM). Head Coach Joe Judge and several assistant coaches and players will also address the media.

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Julian Love, New York Giants (August 24, 2020)

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AUGUST 24, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • Giants practiced in full pads.
  • Running back Sandro Platzgummer and offensive lineman Tyler Haycraft ran penalty laps.
  • Head Coach Joe Judge ripped into the team at approximately the 2-hour mark, when practice was scheduled to end, and continued to have the team practice for another 30 minutes.
  • Wide receivers Binjimen Victor, Austin Mack, and David Sills continue to make plays.
  • Wide receiver Alex Bachman caught a long pass on a diving catch from quarterback Daniel Jones.
  • Wide receiver Corey Coleman saw his reps increase with Darius Slayton out. Coleman beat cornerbacks James Bradberry and Jarren Williams on deep passes.
  • Wide receiver Sterling Shepard continues to have a strong camp, creating separation with his quickness and route running.
  • Tight end Evan Engram was active, catching a lot of passes, but also dropped a deep pass from quarterback Daniel Jones. Engram also did a nice job of blocking in practice.
  • Cornerback Darnay Holmes had a strong practice and broke up a a couple of passes from quarterback Daniel Jones, including one in the end zone and a near-interception when he jumped an out-route by wide receiver Golden Tate.
  • Safety Xavier McKinney flashed and broke up a deep pass intended for wide receiver David Sills. Safety Jabrill Peppers also broke up a pass.
  • Linebackers Tae Crowder and Josiah Tauaefa broke up passes.
  • Offensive tackle Matt Peart improving on a daily basis.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones had a strong practice. According to one report, he went 12-of-16 in 11-on-11 team drills, including 6-of-8 in the 2-minute drill where he connected with five different receivers and Sterling Shepard for the touchdown.
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy connected with wide receiver C.J. Board for a long completion.
  • The offensive line did a good job for much of practice with left guard Will Hernandez standing out.
  • Left tackle Andrew Thomas and tight end Kaden Smith cleared the way on a running back Dion Lewis touchdown run.
  • Offensive lineman Nick Gates continues to receive reps at center.
  • Linebackers had trouble covering running back Saquon Barkley, who also had what would have been a long touchdown after a reception and making a defender miss.
  • Place kicker Graham Gano missed his only field goal attempt, which was in the 45+ yard range.
  • The Giants have provided a 27-minute video of today’s practice on YouTube.

https://twitter.com/Giants/status/1297973856179826694

INJURY REPORT…
Fullback Eli Penny (unknown), wide receiver Darius Slayton (unknown), and linebacker Ryan Connelly (unknown) did not practice.

Safety Jabrill Peppers (unknown) and offensive linemen Spencer Pulley (unknown) and Shane Lemieux (unknown) left practice with trainers. Tight end Rysen John appeared to pull his hamstring, but returned to practice.

“We had a couple guys dealing with some cramps,” said Head Coach Joe Judge. “I’m going to check with the trainers when I get back and see where all those guys are at. There’s a couple guys that we are monitoring as we go through training camp. As we check them with a day up and a day down and take a little bit off of them right there. Darius wasn’t with us today, he was the only one not really present at practice. The trainers are dealing with him. When we have more information, we will make sure we get it out to you.”

THE COACHES SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and on YouTube:

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
Giants practice on Tuesday evening (5:45-7:30 PM). Head Coach Joe Judge and several assistant coaches and players will also address the media.

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Austin Mack and James Bradberry, New York Giants (August 21, 2020)

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AUGUST 21, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • The Giants held a full-contact, intra-squad scrimmage on Friday morning.
  • In 7-on-7 drills, quarterback Daniel Jones started things off by going 3-of-3 with completions to wide receiver Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton (twice).
  • In 7-on-7 drills, safety Montre Hartage jumped a flat pass by quarterback Colt McCoy and batted it down.
  • Wide receiver Alex Bachman drew praise from coaches and teammates.
  • The starting offense struggled on the first series of the scrimmage with an incomplete pass, short run by running back Saquon Barkley, and a deflected pass by defensive lineman Dalvin Tomlinson. Then there were two short runs by running back Dion Lewis and a short pass to wide receiver Golden Tate. Quarterback Daniel Jones was 1-of-3. Safety Jabrill Peppers stuffed one of the runs.
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy threw a short pass to tight end Eric Tomlinson. This was followed by a nice run by running back Wayne Gallman, who then could not handle a low pass from McCoy. Gallman then had two short runs followed by McCoy overthrowing tight end Kaden Smith.
  • Quarterback Cooper Rush threw a short pass to running back Javon Leake. This was followed by short runs by Leake and running back Sandro Platzgummer. Rush then found tight end Garrett Dickerson for a completion.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones threw a pass to running back Saquon Barkley for a 1st down. This was followed by an 8-yard pass to Barkley, who then Barkley ran for a 1st down on 2nd-and-2. Jones threw a screen pass to Barkley who was tackled from behind by defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence. (Both Lawrence and Dalvin Tomlinson were active). Jones then completed a pass to wide receiver David Sills  for a 1st down on 3rd-and-7. Jones was 3-of-3 on this series.
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy threw a short pass to running back Wayne Gallman, followed by a short run by Gallman on a play where linebacker Tae Crowder smacked the running back. Crowder showed good speed and anticipation on defense. McCoy threw a short pass to wide receiver Alex Bachman and then tight end Kaden Smith.
  • Running back Javon Leake with a nice run to pick up a 1st down on 3rd-and-1. Quarterback Alex Tanney threw a short passes to wide receivers Derrick Dillon and C.J. Board. Linebacker T.J. Brunson got a big hit on Board. Tanney’s short pass was then dropped by Dillon, and his next pass to Dillon was behind the receiver.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones’ short pass was knocked down by a defender at the line. Jones threw an incomplete pass to wide receiver Darius Slayton, who was covered by cornerback James Bradberry. Jones completed a short pass to tight end Evan Engram. This was followed by a delay-of-game penalty. Cornerback Darnay Holmes made a leaping interception of a deep pass from Jones intended for wide receiver Golden Tate. However, on Holmes’ return, left tackle Andrew Thomas hit Holmes who fumbled the ball (defense recovered).
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy incomplete pass to wide receiver Austin Mack, who was covered by cornerback Grant Haley. Haley then held wide receiver Alex Bachman. McCoy then missed a wide open Mack downfield. He then completed a short pass to wide receiver Binjimen Victor.
  • Cornerback Dravon Askew-Henry knocked away two passes from quarterback Alex Tanney intended for wide receiver Tony Brown.
  • In the red zone, quarterback Daniel Jones found wide receiver Darius Slayton for a short completion. Running backs Saquon Barkley and Dion Lewis had two short runs. Jones completed a short pass to tight end Evan Engram followed by an incomplete pass intended for wide receiver Golden Tate, and a short pass to Slayton. Place kicker Graham Gano converted on a short-field goal attempt. The Giants moved Gano back twice and he hit both subsequent field goals.
  • In the red zone, quarterback Colt McCoy threw a shot pass to wide receiver David Sills. This was followed by two short runs by running back Wayne Gallman and short touchdown pass from McCoy to wide receiver Alex Bachman. The Giants go for the 2-point conversion and McCoy finds wide receiver Austin Mack, who beat cornerback Grant Haley.
  • In the red zone, running back Javon Leake ran for a touchdown up the middle. Quarterback Cooper Rush found tight end Garrett Dickerson for a touchdown.
  • In the red zone, cornerback James Bradberry knocked away a quarterback Daniel Jones pass intended for wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
  • In the red zone, after two Alex Tanney passes to wide receiver C.J. Board and two short runs by running back Javon Leake, place kicker Graham Gano was called upon to kick three field goals again, including two in the 50+ range, which he did successfully.
  • Full field. Quarterback Daniel Jones was too high on a long pass intend for tight end Kaden Smith. There were then two short runs by running backs Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman and an incomplete pass intended for tight end Levine Toilolo. Jones then threw short passes to Smith and wide receiver Golden Tate. Gallman followed this up with a nice run and Jones with a short pass to tight end Garrett Dickerson. Jones threw an intermediate pass to wide receiver Austin Mack, followed by another good run by Gallman. Linebacker Lorenzo Carter then stopped Galllman for a loss. Defensive back Julian Love broke up an endzone pass intended for Tate. Jones finished this long drive with a touchdown pass to Smith on 3rd-and-goal from the 9-yard line. Left tackle Andrew Thomas performed well in pass protection against linebackers Lorenzo Carter and Markus Golden.
  • Full field. Quarterback Colt McCoy completes short passes to wide receiver Alex Bachman and running back Javon Leake. Leake stopped by safety Montre Hartage on a short run. Wide receiver Tony Brown dropped a pass, followed by a short pass to Backhman. Leake breaks a long run. McCoy finds wide receiver Binjimen Victor for a completion then throws the ball away and throws behind wide receiver C.J. Board. Possession ends with short pass to Leake.
  • Half field. Quarterback Colt McCoy throws to wide receiver Tony Brown and tight end Rysen John, the latter making a diving catch. McCoy finds tight end Garrett Dickerson on a run-and-catch touchdown.
  • Half field. Quarterback Daniel Jones throws passes to wide receivers Golden Tate and David Sills. After an offside penalty, Jones’ short pass to running back Wayne Gallman is dropped. Jones then hits Sills on a long touchdown against cornerback James Bradberry, who was expecting help from safety Jabrill Peppers (Peppers cramped up on this play).
  • Half field. After a short run by running back Javon Leake, quarterback Colt McCoy threw short passes to tight end Eric Tomlinson and Leake. Wide receiver Binjimen Victor then made a diving catch. Tomlinson finished up the drive and practice with a spinning touchdown reception.

INJURY REPORT…
Wide receiver Corey Coleman (coming off of an ACL injury), linebacker Ryan Connelly (coming off of an ACL injury), and safety Xavier McKinney (unknown) did not practice.

“We just thought they had a really strong load, and we’re looking to really build into next Friday,” said Head Coach Joe Judge after practice. “Based on what they did the rest of the week, and those guys carried a heavy load for the team throughout practices, we thought it was best to just go ahead and rest them.”

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Friday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

NBC4 NEW YORK TO TELEVISE NEXT TWO SCRIMMAGES…
The New York Giants and NBC4 New York have announced that the next two intra-squad scrimmages will be televised on a one-day tape delay, airing Saturday, August 29th at 6:00PM and Friday, September 4th at 7:00PM. The scrimmages will also be available on Giants.com, the Giants Mobile App, and on the Giants YouTube page. Unfortunately, the scrimmage feeds will be edited and only run for one hour each.

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The players are off on Saturday and return to practice on Sunday.

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David Sills and Grant Haley, New York Giants (August 18, 2020)

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AUGUST 20, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • Right guard Kevin Zeitler, offensive guard Shane Lemieux, and linebacker Tae Crowder had to run penalty laps.
  • Giants ran the physical 1-on-1 full-contact drills again. In these drills, linebacker David Mayo, linebacker Ryan Connelly, and safety Jaquarius Landrews had some good pops.
  • Linebacker Blake Martinez beat running back Saquon Barkley in a pass blocking drill; Barkley handled Martinez on the next attempt.
  • Wide receiver Golden Tate was tough to cover in 1-on-1 drills.
  • Also in 1-on-1 drills, wide receiver C.J. Board beat cornerback James Bradberry deep.
  • A lot of touches in both the running and passing game for running back Saquon Barkley.
  • Running back Dion Lewis impressed with his speed, quickness, and burst on a few runs. Lewis also looked good picking up a blitz from linebacker David Mayo.
  • On one of Lewis’ big runs, tight end Evan Engram and left tackle Andrew Thomas made good blocks.
  • Linebacker Cam Brown showed good hustle on an outside run.
  • Place kicker Graham Gano was 6-of-6 on field goal attempts.
  • Wide receivers Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate, and Darius Slayton returned punts.
  • In 1-on-1 coverage drills, safety Xavier McKinney broke up a couple of passes. He also later had a good hit on wide receiver Darius Slayton.
  • In 11-on-11 drills, quarterback Daniel Jones threw a perfect pass over the middle through a tight window to running back Saquon Barkley with safety Jabrill Peppers in coverage.
  • Cornerback James Bradberry blanketed wide receiver Darius Slayton on a deep sideline pass.
  • Tight end Rysen John made a spinning, 1-handed catch of a pass from quarterback Colt McCoy.
  • Safety Julian Love intercepted a pass from quarterback Daniel Jones over the middle that bounced off of the intended receiver’s hands.
  • Wide receiver Binjimen Victor had a potential touchdown pass from quarterback Daniel Jones sail through his hands, but Victor caught a touchdown pass from Jones on the very next snap.
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver David Sills over cornerback Grant Haley. McCoy also had a nice connection with wide receiver Austin Mack.
  • Defensive linemen Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams clogged the line of scrimmage on a couple of running back Saquon Barkley carries.
  • Linebacker Carter Coughlin filled the hole nicely to tackle running back Saquon Barkley. Coughlin and linebacker Tae Crowder got into the backfield on a couple of blitzes.
  • Running back Wayne Gallman made a nice cut in the hole on a running play.
  • Wide receiver Alex Bachman made a nice move against cornerback Dravon Askew-Henry. Askew-Henry also tipped a pass that was caught by wide receiver Austin Mack.
  • Running back Saquon Barkley juked out linebacker Ryan Connelly in coverage.
  • Cornerback Jarren Williams saw his reps increased.
  • Cornerback Darnay Holmes broke up a pass.
  • A 24-minute video peek at today’s action is available on YouTube.

INJURY REPORT…
Everyone not on the various reserve lists practiced.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Thursday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at YouTube.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at YouTube:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The New York Giants hold an intra-squad scrimmage on Friday (10:45AM-12:45PM), with Head Coach Joe Judge and select players also addressing the media after the scrimmage. The players are off on Saturday.

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Blake Martinez and Chad Slade, New York Giants (August 17, 2020)

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AUGUST 18, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • By all accounts, the Giants had one of their hardest hitting and most physical practices in years.
  • Running backs Javon Leake and Wayne Gallman showed off some nifty moves. But Gallman, along with linebacker Cam Brown, had to run penalty laps.
  • Linebacker Markus Golden’s quickness gave offensive tackle Cam Fleming some problems in 1-on-1 and 11-on-11 drills. But Fleming had a good practice overall at right tackle.
  • Safety Xavier McKinney picked off a pass in the flat from quarterback Colt McCoy.
  • Linebacker Devante Downs made a nice tackle on the goal line against running back Wayne Gallman.
  • Left tackle Andrew Thomas had his hands full in 1-on-1 drills with defensive lineman Leonard Williams and linebackers Lorenzo Carter, Markus Golden, and Kyler Fackrell. Thomas also bounced back and did alright on other occasions.
  • Defensive end R.J. McIntosh and offensive guard Shane Lemieux threw some punches at each other.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones threw a perfect back corner fade to wide receiver Sterling Shepard for a touchdown against cornerback James Bradberry. Shepard is having a good camp.
  • Nick Gates looked good at center and Shane Lemieux flashed at guard.
  • Left guard Will Hernandez had a strong practice.
  • Linebacker Tae Crowder looked good in coverage.
  • The Giants provided an excellent 27-minute overview of today’s practice, which is available on YouTube.

INJURY REPORT…
Cornerback Corey Ballentine appeared to seriously injure his shoulder. The cart was brought out but he stayed on the field and finished practice. Wide receiver Cody Core left practice with an unknown injury.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Tuesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at YouTube.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at YouTube:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The New York Giants practice again on Wednesday afternoon (1:30-2:30PM), with Head Coach Joe Judge and select players also addressing the media earlier in the day.

Aug 172020
 
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New York Giants Training Camp (August 17, 2020)

New York Giants Training Camp – Courtesy of New York Giants

AUGUST 17, 2020 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media and team sources:

  • Quarterback Daniel Jones was very sharp in 1-on-1 drills, throwing six “touchdowns.”
  • Quarterback Colt McCoy was also sharp in 1-on-1 drills, throwing eight “touchdowns.”
  • Cornerback Darnay Holmes continues to have a strong camp.
  • Wide receiver C.J. Board made a couple of impressive catches, including a leaping touchdown reception in the back corner of the end zone over cornerback Jarren Williams on a pass from quarterback Colt McCoy.
  • Wide receiver Alex Bachman looked very quick and scored three touchdowns in practice.
  • In team drills, cornerback Darnay Holmes made a diving interception in the end zone on  a pass from quarterback Daniel Jones intended for wide receiver Golden Tate. Jones and Tate did connect on a couple of touchdowns during team drills.
  • Quarterback Daniel Jones found wide receiver Derrick Dillon for a touchdown over cornerback Dravon Askew-Henry.
  • Offensive tackle Cam Fleming impressed in 1-on-1 drills.
  • Wide receiver Corey Coleman (knee), tight end Evan Engram (foot), and linebacker Ryan Connelly (knee) showed no ill-effects from last year’s injuries and all moved around well. Coleman in particular looked sharp, including a touchdown catch from quarterback Daniel Jones against cornerback Jarren Williams.
  • Wide receiver Binjimen Victor beat cornerback Corey Ballentine for a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Daniel Jones.
  • Linebacker Cam Brown recovered a fumble during 7-on-7 drills.
  • Linebacker Blake Martinez broke up a pass intended for tight end Levine Toilolo.
  • Defensive lineman Leonard Williams was disruptive on a couple of running plays.
  • The Giants provided an excellent 27-minute overview of today’s practice, which is available on YouTube.

INJURY REPORT…
Cornerback Grant Haley (unknown) worked on the sidelines but did not practice.

GIANTS CUT CHANDLER CATANZARO, SIGN DAYLON MACK …
The New York Giants have released place kicker Chandler Catanzaro. His release was expected with the anticipated signing of place kicker Graham Gano. The Giants signed Catanzaro in July after the team released place kicker Aldrick Rosas.

The Giants also signed defensive lineman Daylon Mack, who was waived by the Baltimore Ravens and Detroit Lions earlier this month. The 23-year old, 6’1”, 340-pound Mack was originally drafted in the 5th round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Ravens. He played in one game last season.

Catanzaro was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Arizona Cardinals after the 2014 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Cardinals (2014-2016), New York Jets (2017, 2019), and Carolina Panthers (2018). Catanzaro retired from football in August 2019 after struggling in the preseason against the Giants. In five NFL seasons (2014-2018), Catanzaro was 119-of-142 (83.8 percent) on field goal attempts and 182-of-196  (92.9 percent) extra point attempts. Sixty percent of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.

CB DEANDRE BAKER ARRAIGNMENT SET FOR SEPTEMBER 15 …
Broward County, Florida has set the arraignment for cornerback Deandre Baker for September 15th. Baker is currently on the Commissioner’s Exempt List due to his legal troubles. At the team’s request, he has not participated in any team workouts this offseason. Baker is charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm from an incident that occurred in Florida in May. If convicted, Baker faces a minimum prison sentence of 10 years up to life.

HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Monday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at YouTube.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at YouTube:

WHAT’S UP NEXT…
The New York Giants practice again on Tuesday evening (5:45-7:30PM), with Head Coach Joe Judge and select players also addressing the media earlier in the day.

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AUGUST 27, 2019 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT…
The New York Giants held their twenty-first and last full-team summer training camp practice of this summer on Tuesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Officially, the team’s summer training camp is over.

INJURY REPORT…
Running back Rod Smith (adductor), wide receiver Darius Slayton (hamstring), tight end Garrett Dickerson (quad), offensive tackle George Asafo-Adjei (concussion), and safety Kenny Ladler (hamstring) did not practice on Tuesday.

Cornerback Antonio Hamilton (groin), cornerback Sam Beal (hamstring), and offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (back) were limited to individual drills.

Wide receiver Alex Wesley (left ankle) had to be carted off of the field after injuring himself in a non-contact drill. “Ankle,” said Head Coach Pat Shurmur. “His ankle has been a little sore. They’re checking it out.”

Left tackle Nate Solder was excused from practice for personal reasons.

MEDIA PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media sources:

  • Today’s practice was more of a 3/4 speed preparation for Thursday’s game.
  • Chad Slade and Paul Adams both took reps as the first-team left tackle.
  • WR Alonzo Russell caught three long passes, including two from QB Daniel Jones and one from QB Alex Tanney.
  • In red-zone drills, QB Daniel Jones threw touchdown passes to WR Brittan Golden (twice), TE Jake Powell, and WR Alonzo Russell.
  • In red-zone drills, QB Alex Tanney threw a touchdown pass to TE C.J. Conrad.

HEAD COACH PAT SHURMUR…
The transcript of Pat Shurmur’s press conference on Tuesday is available in The Corner Forum while the video is available at Giants.com.

THE PLAYERS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following players are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:

  • CB Corey Ballentine (Video)