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Richie James, New York Giants (June 7, 2022)

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JUNE 8, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS MINI-CAMP REPORT…
The second day of the New York Giants 3-day, mandatory mini-camp was held on Wednesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. No live contact is permitted during the mini-camp, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

INJURY REPORT…
Players wearing red jerseys because of injury issues included WR Kenny Golladay, WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard, LT Andrew Thomas, OC Nick Gates, OT Matt Peart, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Darnay Holmes, and CB Rodarius Williams, among others.

Golladay participated in individual drills while Toney and Shepard worked on the side.

PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media sources:

  • For the second day in a row, the Giants had four tryout players in attendance: WR Keelan Doss, WR Isaiah Ford, TE Jaeden Graham, and DL Kobe Smith.
  • It was a lighter practice on Wednesday, with only one full-team, 11-on-11 period, which was in the red zone. Approximately the last 30 minutes of practice was an extended walk-thru without helmets for both the offense and defense.
  • Both rookie tight ends Daniel Bellinger and Austin Allen received first-team reps.
  • In 7-on-7 drills, QB Davis Webb threw a nice deep pass to tryout player WR Keelan Doss.
  • In full-team, 11-on-11 drills in the red zone, QB Daniel Jones threw a touchdown passes to RB Saquon Barkley, WR Wan’Dale Robinson, and WR C.J. Board.
  • DL Leonard Williams knocked down a QB Daniel Jones pass.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor threw a “beautiful” fade pass to WR Richie James, who made an over-the-shoulder catch for a touchdown. Taylor also ran for a touchdown.
  • QB Davis Webb threw touchdown passes to WR Austin Proehl and WR Collin Johnson.
  • Wide receivers David Sills and Robert Foster both made nice sideline catches. Sills also caught a deep pass from QB Daniel Jones.
  • CB Maurice Canady caused two incompletions, including one pass defense.
  • PK Graham Gano kicked a 53-yard field goal to end practice. The reward was the team did not have run after practice.

HEAD COACH BRIAN DABOLL…
The transcript of Brian Daboll’s press conference on Wednesday 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:

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Leonard Williams and Kayvon Thibodeaux, New York Giants (June 7, 2022)

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JUNE 7, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS MINI-CAMP REPORT…
The first day of the New York Giants 3-day, mandatory mini-camp was held on Tuesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. No live contact is permitted during the mini-camp, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

“Really it’s just an extension of the OTAs is really what it is,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “Had an extra walk-through. Everything else is pretty much the same. One thing we’ll do different is watch practice after since we got a little bit more time after this practice. But the structure of practice, that will all be the same… It really is an extension of what we’ve been doing with a little bit more time meeting and an extra walk-through.

We’ve been at it for a long time with the extra (mini-) camp. We’ve had two. Guys have had great attendance. Feel very good about where we are at in terms of the spring and what we’ve got accomplished. Thrown a lot at them. The guys have come in every day with really blinders on ready to work and get better and taking it day by day. Great appreciation for the work ethic that those guys have put in and the coaches. Long way to go, but we’ve got a lot accomplished this spring.”

INJURY REPORT…
Players wearing red jerseys because of injury issues included WR Kenny Golladay, WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard, LT Andrew Thomas, OC Nick Gates, OT Matt Peart, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Darnay Holmes, and CB Rodarius Williams, among others.

I’ll probably be pretty vague most of the time,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll when asked for injury updates.

Thibodeaux participated in walk-thru drills, Golladay participated in individual drills, and Robinson participated in individual and team drills. Thomas also participated in some drills early in practice.

PRACTICE NOTES…
Some snippets from various media sources:

  • Officials were present for practice.
  • First-team offensive line: LT Joshua Ezeudu, LG Shane Lemieux, OC Jon Feliciano, RG Mark Glowinski, and RT Evan Neal.
  • Second-team offensive line: LT Devery Hamilton, LG Ben Bredeson, C Jamil Douglas, RG Marcus McKethan, and RT Matt Gono.
  • Third-team offensive line: LT Roy Mbaeteka, LG Josh Rivas, C Ben Bredeson, RG Max Garcia, and RT Korey Cunningham.
  • With all of the injuries at wide receiver, the first-team receivers were  C.J. Board, David Sills, and Richie James. Rotating in with this unit was Darius Slayton, Wan’Dale Robinson, and Travis Toivonen. Toivonen was active catching the ball.
  • First-team defense included DL Leonard Williams, DL Dexter Lawrence, OLB Azeez Ojulari, CB Adoree’ Jackson, S Xavier McKinney, and S Julian Love.
  • Jihad Ward and Elerson Smith also received many first-team reps at outside linebacker as did Michael Jacquet at cornerback and Dane Belton at safety.
  • When the Giants went with a 3-man line, the other lineman was usually David Moa or Justin Ellis.
  • A blitzing defensive front got good pressure on the quarterbacks for much of practice. The defense clearly looked ahead of the offense.
  • In full-team, 11-on-11 drills, S Dane Belton blitzed twice and probably would have “sacked” the quarterback.
  • QB Daniel Jones would have also been “sacked” on back-to-back redzone plays later in practice. By one account, he was not terribly accurate, finishing 13-of-21.
  • When the offense did make a play, it usually involved RB Saquon Barkley catching the ball.
  • WR Richie James was also active catching the football.
  • CB Aaron Robinson broke up one pass from QB Daniel Jones. CB Cor’Dale Flott also flashed in coverage when Jones was at quarterback and broke up a pass.
  • CB Zyon Gilbert broke up a QB Tyrod Taylor pass.
  • LB Carter Coughlin broke up a pass.
  • By one account, QB Tyrod Taylor finished 8-of-13.
  • RB Matt Breida caught a few passes from QB Tyrod Taylor.
  • Catching touchdown passes were RB Saquon Barkley (from QB Daniel Jones), RB Matt Breida (from QB Tyrod Taylor), and RB Antonio Williams (from QB Davis Webb).
  • TE Jordan Akins caught a couple of passes from QB Davis Webb.
  • Practice ended with QB Davis Webb picking up a bad snap and hitting WR Alex Bachman in the back of the end zone for a touchdown.

    HEAD COACH BRIAN DABOLL…
    The transcript of Brian Daboll’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:

    GIANTS AND JETS TO HOLD JOINT PRACTICES DURING TRAINING CAMP…
    Head Coach Brian Daboll revealed on Tuesday that the Giants and New York Jets will hold joint practices at the Giants’ Quest Diagnostics practice facility in August during training camp.

    “Yeah, plan is right now we’re going to do it,” Head Coach Brian Daboll said. “I think it’s good to practice with the guys from down the street, play in a different conference. I know Jets Coach (Robert) Saleh. He’s a really good coach. We’ve had some good talks. I think it’s a good chance to come out here and be competitive against some other players that you’re not practicing against throughout the summer as long as you do it the right way. We want to treat those guys that they’re just like our teammates when you’re practicing. So, I think that coach and I have had some good conversations and looking forward to it.”

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    Brian Daboll, New York Giants (May 13, 2022)

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    JUNE 2, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS OTA PRACTICE REPORT…
    The Giants held their ninth voluntary organized team activity (OTA) practice on Thursday, and third one open to the media. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed. The last remaining OTA practice will be held on Friday. A mandatory mini-camp will also be held June 7-9.

    Just rolling right along here,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “Practice nine. We have another one tomorrow, then we’ll have our mini camp next week. Roll into the summer break. Get ready for training camp in terms of logistics and all those things. So there’s been a lot of meetings relative to that. We’ll have more and try to be set here once next week hits. So go out there and try to have another good practice today.”

    INJURY REPORT AND ABSENTEES…
    Players wearing red jerseys because of injury issues included WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Collin Johnson, LT Andrew Thomas, OC Nick Gates, OT Matt Peart, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, ILB Cam Brown, ILB T.J. Brunson, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Rodarius Williams, and CB Darren Evans

    “The guys are still in red jerseys,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “They’re rehabbing. When they’re ready to go, they’ll be ready to go… (Thomas is) doing a good job. Everything we’ve asked him to do rehab-wise, really all the guys, they’re doing what they can do. When they’re ready to go, they’ll be ready to go… I think they’re all at different spots, the guys in red jerseys. Knock on wood, hopefully he’ll be good to go (by training camp).”

    WR Kenny Golladay, CB Darnay Holmes, and S Jarren Williams were not spotted at practice.

    PRACTICE NOTES…
    Some snippets from various media sources:

    • There was a heavier emphasis on 11-on-11 team drills in this practice.
    • First-team offensive line in team drills was LT Joshua Ezeudu, LG Shane Lemieux, OC Jon Feliciano, RG Mark Glowinski, and RT Evan Neal. Ezeudu appeared to have issues at left tackle giving up pressure off of the edge.
    • Daniel Bellinger appeared to receive most of the first-team reps at tight end.
    • The second-team offensive line was LT Korey Cunningham, LG Jamil Douglas, OC Ben Bredeson, RG Marcus McKethan, and RT Matt Gono.
    • The first-team defense usually featured DL Leonard Williams, DL Dexter Lawrence, OLB Azeez Ojulari, ILB Tae Crowder, CB Adoree’ Jackson, S Julian Love, S Xavier McKinney, and S Dane Belton.
    • Rotating in on the first-team defense were DL David Moa, DL Justin Ellis, OLB Elerson Smith, OLB Jihad Ward, ILB Justin Hilliard, ILB Micah McFadden, CB Cor’Dale Flott (slot), CB Michael Jacquet. Flott and Belton in particular saw a lot of first-team snaps.
    • By one account, QB Daniel Jones finished team drills 18-of-24. One of his passes should have been a pick-6 but CB Adoree’ Jackson dropped it. Jones also probably would have been “sacked” three times, including once by DL Leonard Williams.
    • QB Daniel Jones threw three touchdown passes, including to  TE Daniel Bellinger, WR Richie James (corner of end zone during 2-minute drill on 4th down), and WR David Sills on 4th down (who may have stepped out-of-bounds)
    • WR Wan’Dale Robinson dropped what should have been a touchdown pass from QB Daniel Jones.
    • QB Daniel Jones’ most frequent target was RB Saquon Barkley, who picked up a sizable gain on a play out of the slot.
    • OLB Niko Lalos picked off QB Davis Webb in the end zone for a defensive touchdown.
    • OLB Elerson Smith had at least two “sacks” and applied consistent pressure.
    • WR Darius Slayton dropped two passes, including a nice deep pass from QB Tyrod Taylor for what should have been a touchdown. Taylor avoided blitzing LB Carter Coughlin on the play.
    • OLB Quincy Roche broke up a pass that he almost intercepted.
    • CB Zyon Gilbert flashed in coverage twice and CB Maurice Canady also broke up one pass.
    • WR Alex Bachman was active catching the ball from QB Davis Webb.

    HEAD COACH BRIAN DABOLL…
    The  transcript and video of Brian Daboll’s press conference on Thursday are available in The Corner Forum and 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:

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    Don "Wink" Martindale, New York Giants (May 19, 2022)

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    MAY 26, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS OTA PRACTICE REPORT…
    The Giants held their sixth voluntary organized team activity (OTA) practice on Thursday, and second one open to the media. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

    The four remaining OTA practices will be held on May 31-June 3. A mandatory mini-camp will also be held June 7-9.

    INJURY REPORT AND ABSENTEES…
    Players wearing red jerseys because of injury issues included WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Richie James, WR Collin Johnson, LT Andrew Thomas, OC Nick Gates, OT Matt Peart, OL Jamil Douglas, DL Dexter Lawrence, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, ILB Cam Brown, ILB T.J. Brunson, CB Rodarius Williams, and CB Darren Evans. Some of these players participated in practice on a limited basis, while others did not.

    (Thibodeaux will) be in a red jersey today along with some of the other guys,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “I’d say this with the red jersey guys, they are all making progress, taking it day-by-day, but they are all doing a good job of doing the rehab that they need to do, whatever that’s required of them… I think the red jersey guys are making progress and hopefully we’ll have everybody ready to go.”

    WR Kenny Golladay was not wearing a red jersey, but he did not practice.

    Not present were OT Matt Gono and PK Graham Gano.

    PRACTICE NOTES…
    Some snippets from various media sources:

    • Spirited practice for an OTA.
    • 1st-Team OL: LT Joshua Ezeudu, LG Shane Lemieux, OC Jon Feliciano, RG Mark Glowinski, RT Evan Neal
    • 2nd-Team OL: LT Korey Cunningham, LG Max Garcia, OC Ben Bredeson, RG Josh Revis, RT Marcus McKethan
    • 1st-Team Defense (install session): DL Leonard Williams, DL Dexter Lawrence, OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux, OLB Azeez Ojulari, ILB Blake Martinez, ILB Tae Crowder, CB Adoree’ Jackson, CB Aaron Robinson, CB Darnay Holmes, S Xavier McKinney, S Julian Love
    • During team drills, DL Justin Ellis, OLB Jihad Ward, OLB Elerson Smith, and ILB Darren Beavers got work with the first team.
    • 2nd-Team Defense (install session): DL Justin Ellis, DL David Moa, OLB Elerson Smith, OLB Oshane Ximines, ILB Carter Coughlin, ILB Micah McFadden, CB Zyon Gilbert, CB Michael Jacquet, CB Cor’Dale Flott, S Jarren Williams, S Dane Belton
    • 3rd-Team Defense (install session): DL Jalyn Holmes, DL D.J. Davidson, OLB Tomon Fox, OLB Niko Lalos, ILB Cam Brown, ILB Justin Hilliard, CB Maurice Canady, CB Darren Evans, CB Khalil Dorsey, S Yusuf Corker, S Henry Black
    • In 7-on-7 drills, WR Wan’Dale Robinson made a twisting, highlight-reel grab of a deep ball from QB Daniel Jones against CB Aaron Robinson despite tight coverage.
    • CB Micheal Jacquet broke up a pass after a double move by WR Alex Bachman.
    • S Jarren Williams knocked away a deep pass.
    • Elerson Smith recovered a fumble knocked loose by LB Carter Coughlin on a QB Tyrod Taylor dump-off pass to a running back.
    • QB Tyrod Taylor threw a nice deep sideline pass to WR C.J. Board, and then followed that up with a big gain on a throw to WR David Sills on a crossing route. Taylor later connected on another deep pass to WR Alex Bachman.
    • QB Daniel Jones threw a touchdown pass to WR Darius Slayton off a double move on a deep-route over CB Adoree’ Jackson.
    • CB Adoree’ Jackson jumped an out-route on a pass from QB Daniel Jones intended for WR Richie James, who slipped on his break. Jackson picked off the ball and returned it for a touchdown.
    • TE Daniel Bellinger received a lot of reps with the first team and continued to flash good route running and hands. He was very active, including catching two passes from QB Daniel Jones in 11-on-11 drills for 1st downs.
    • WR David Sills bobbled a pass from QB Daniel Jones that was intercepted by S Xavier McKinney and returned for another defensive score.
    • OT Korey Cunningham and OLB Quincy Roche got into a fight, throwing punches.
    • RB Saquon Barkley was used in a variety of ways out of different formations and continues to be deployed as both a runner and receiver.
    • RB Matt Breida caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from QB Tyrod Taylor.
    • QB Tyrod Taylor broke off a long, zig-zag run which he might have scored on in a real game.
    • CB Maurice Canady broke up a pass in the end zone.
    • CB Aaron Robinson ended practice by breaking up a pass in the end zone.

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

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    Sterling Shepard and Kadarius Toney, New York Giants (May 19, 2022)

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    MAY 19, 2022 NEW YORK GIANTS OTA PRACTICE REPORT…
    The Giants held their third voluntary organized team activity (OTA) practice on Thursday, and first one open to the media. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

    We’re on really our third practice day today,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “We’ll be inside. A little slick outside. Working on some 1st and 2nd down stuff. We’ve had two good days. I’d say we’ve improved a little bit each day, worked on some different situations. Still a long way to go, but it’s been a good start… We’ve had everybody here… We’ve had, I’d say, exceptional attendance… It’s just good to have all the guys here so we can implement our stuff.”

    The seven remaining OTA practices will be held on May 23-24, May 26, May 31-June 3. A mandatory mini-camp will also be held June 7-9.

    INJURY REPORT AND ABSENTEES…
    Players wearing red jerseys because of injury issues included WR Kenny Golladay, WR Kadarius Toney, WR Sterling Shepard, WR Collin Johnson, WR Richie James, WR Austin Proehl, OT Andrew ThomasOC Nick Gates, OT Matt Peart, OL Jamil Douglas, ILB Blake Martinez, OLB Quincy Roche, ILB Cam Brown, ILB T.J. Brunson, and CB Rodarius Williams. Some of these players participated in practice, while others did not.

    Yeah, so we’ll have some guys in red jerseys today,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. “Some can do a little bit more than others. Some are rehabbing. There will be I’d say a number of guys right now in red jerseys. I’m not going to get into the specifics of it right now at this point in time, but you guys will end up seeing them… (Gates) had a tough injury, but he’s done a good job with his rehab. Probably still a little bit a ways away. I’d say him and Matt Peart, they’re rehabbing every single day, getting better each day, so we’ll see where they’re at.”

    Not present were WR Wan’Dale Robinson (NFL rookie symposium), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (personal), and DL Dexter Lawrence (personal).

    PRACTICE NOTES…
    Some snippets from various media sources:

    • The starting offensive line was LT Korey Cunningham, LG Shane Lemieux, OC Jon Feliciano, RG Mark Glowinski, and RT Evan Neal.
    • The second-team offensive line was LT Devery HamiltonLG Joshua EzeuduOC Ben Bredeson, RG Marcus McKethan, and RT Matt Gono. Max Garcia also alternated with Bredeson at center. McKethan also saw reps at right tackle.
    • TE Daniel Bellinger received first-team reps. He made a nice catch on an out route from QB Daniel Jones.
    • First team defense had Leonard Williams and Justin Ellis on the defensive line. They were backed up by David Moa and D.J. Davidson. Third-team defensive line was Chris Hinton and Jalyn Holmes.
    • Blake Martinez and Tae Crowder were the first-team inside linebackers; Kayvon Thibodeaux and Azeez Ojulari worked outside. Second-team was Cam Brown and Carter Coughlin inside and Jihad Ward and Elerson Smith outside. Third-team was T.J. Brunson and Justin Hilliard inside and Oshane Ximines and Niko Lalos outside.
    • Adoree’ Jackson and Aaron Robinson were the first-team cornerbacks with Darnay Holmes serving as the nickel corner. Second-team was Zyon Gilbert and Darren Evans outside with Cor’Dale Flott in the slot. The third-team was Michael Jacquet and Maurice Canady outside with Khalil Dorsey in the slot.
    • The first-team safeties were Xavier McKinney and Julian Love. Second-team was Jarren Williams and Dane Belton; third-team was Yusuf Corker and Henry Black.
    • Offensively, the team showed a ton of empty sets and pre-snap motion. There was an emphasis on RPOs. QB Daniel Jones made a big gain on a designed run.
    • In 7-on-7 drills, QB Davis Webb scrambled and threw a long touchdown pass to WR C.J. Board.
    • QB Daniel Jones badly overthrew one pass that was intercepted by S Julian Love.
    • QB Tyrod Taylor made a perfect deep sideline throw to WR Robert Foster over CB Zyon Gilbert.
    • LB Kayvon Thibodeaux would have had a sack on QB Daniel Jones in team drills. Thibodeaux also had nice coverage on two other plays.
    • LB Jihad Ward, DL Jalyn Holmes, and DL Ryder Anderson would have had sacks on QB Tyrod Taylor.
    • WR Travis Toivonen, WR C.J. Board, and WR Alex Bachman were active catching the football.
    • Running backs Saquon Barkley, Matt Breida, Antonio Williams, and Gary Brightwell were active catching the football. Barkley lined up in the slot on one play. Breida showed a nice burst after the catch.
    • LB Darrian Beavers and LB Justin Hilliard forced incompletions with solid coverage.
    • CB Michael Jacquet broke up two passes.

      GIANTS ADD ANOTHER DEFENSIVE BACK…
      The Giants have signed free agent cornerback Michael Jacquet. To make room, the team also waived defensive lineman Antonio Valentino.

      The 25-year old, 6’1”, 203-pound Jacquet was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2020 NFL Draft. As a rookie, Jacquet played in seven games with two starts, accruing 18 tackles, one sack, three pass defenses, and one forced fumble. He spent time on both the Practice Squads of the Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021.

      Valentino was an undrafted rookie free agent signed by the Giants after the 2022 NFL Draft.

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

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        Rodarius Williams, New York Giants (August 22, 2021)

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        AUGUST 27, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT…
        The New York Giants held a light summer training camp practice on Friday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

        I thought we got a lot of productive work with the Patriots,” said Head Coach Joe Judge before practice. “Playing against any quality opponents, which we did with the Browns and the Patriots has been two very, very good weeks for our team. I think these competitive practices against other teams are probably the best thing you can do for your team in training camp in terms of preparing them for the competition they’re going to see. Obviously, the intensity raises up. The volume’s very high as far as building in the conditioning and the fundamentals for the players. You get some schemes that you haven’t predicted on the front end, some things different teams are trying out. While they’re not in a preseason game, they’re trying them out on different opponents to watch on tape. So, you get a look at a lot of different things that you can adjust as coaches and players and move forward. I’m pleased with the work we’ve got in the last two weeks. We’re a better team for it. Now, our focus shifts on to the game Sunday against the Patriots, and obviously we’ll get ready for the season after that.” 

        INJURY REPORT…
        CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle) remains on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

        WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR Kadarius Toney (unknown), WR John Ross (hamstring?), WR Austin Mack (hamstring?), LB Elerson Smith (hamstring), CB Adoree’ Jackson (ankle sprain), and CB Josh Jackson (calf) did not practice on Friday. 

        OG Shane Lemieux (knee) was limited.

        PRACTICE NOTES…
        Some snippets from various media sources:

        • Today was a light, walk-thru practice in advance of Sunday’s preseason finale.

        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:

        WHAT’S UP NEXT…
        There is no media availability to the Giants on Saturday. The team plays the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

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        Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (August 19, 2021)

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        AUGUST 26, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT…
        Thursday was the second of two days of joint training camp practices between the New York Giants and New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Giants play the Patriots on Sunday in the team’s third and final preseason game.

        Today is going to be very situational, we’re almost going to jump right into team from the beginning,” said Head Coach Joe Judge before practice. “We’ll have some brief individual periods, we’ll have a quick seven-on-seven, get the guys juiced up and rolling, then what the rest of today is going to look like is we’re going to create a situation and just play it out – all fourth quarter situations. We’ll start with the ball in four-minute offense mode. We’re going to manufacture some things to make sure we get in the situational part of the game, so you may see a manufactured penalty or a manufactured first down or whatever it may be, or an ignored sack for both sides at some point to make sure we manage to get the emphasis of the drill, to build in more of the two-minute mode, the end of game situations, the substitutions and everything that comes with it.”

        RYAN SANTOSO TRADED TO PANTHERS…
        The New York Giants have traded back-up kicker/punter Ryan Santoso to the Carolina Panthers for a conditional 7th-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft. If Santoso plays for at least two regular-season games for the Panthers, the Giants will receive the pick.

        Santoso was originally signed by the Detroit Lions as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Lions (2018-2019), Montreal Alouettes (2019, 2020), and Tennessee Titans (2019). Santoso spent 2020 on the Giants’ Practice Squad after the team signed him in early September. Santoso has only played in three NFL games, solely as a kickoff specialist.

        INJURY REPORT – MINOR ANKLE SPRAIN FOR ADOREE’ JACKSON…
        CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle) remains on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

        WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR Kadarius Toney (unknown), WR John Ross (hamstring?), WR Austin Mack (hamstring?), TE Evan Engram (unknown), OG Shane Lemieux (knee), NT Danny Shelton (unknown), LB Tae Crowder (unknown), LB Ryan Anderson (unknown), LB Elerson Smith (hamstring), CB Adoree’ Jackson (ankle sprain), and CB Josh Jackson (calf) did not practice on Thursday. Lemieux, Shelton, and Crowder were left behind in New Jersey for treatment.

        According to multiple press reports, Jackson’s injury is a “minor” low-ankle sprain and he is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener. “We’re going to check to see how he is today,” said Head Coach Joe Judge. “He’ll be with the trainers a little bit, we’ll see where we can ramp him up to. Looks like we dodged a bullet right there, but we’ll see day by day how it is and we’ll move him around a little bit today with the trainers.”

        When asked what is wrong with Toney, Judge responded, “I’m not going to get into anybody’s individual medical right there, but this guy is getting better every day. He’s working with our trainers and doing everything they ask him to do, so I’m pleased with the progress he’s making. He’s doing everything we ask him to.”

        RB Saquon Barkley (knee), TE Kyle Rudolph (foot), and OT Nate Solder (shoulder?) practiced on a limited basis.

        PRACTICE NOTES…
        Some snippets from various media sources:

        • CB Rodarius Williams received reps with the first team at cornerback, starting with the walk-thru.
        • In 7-on-7 drills, WR Sterling Shepard made a one-handed, diving catch at the sideline. In the same drills, RB Saquon Barkley (wearing a red, non-contact jersey) caught a pass in the left flat from QB Daniel Jones and scored. Barkley also cleared out room for Shepard to score.
        • In 7-on-7 drills, QB Mike Glennon made a nice throw to WR David Sills for a touchdown.
        • TE Kaden Smith dropped a pass at the goal line.
        • LB Azeez Ojulari flashed on the bull rush in 2-on-2, pass-rushing drills.
        • In 11-on-11 drills, the Giants’ offense started with a three-and-out after a run and two short passes to WR Sterling Shepard. QB Daniel Jones actually may have been “sacked” too on one of these plays.
        • On next drive, the offense was worse with a short completion to WR Darius Slayton and then back-to-back sacks (one given up by LT Andrew Thomas and the other by RT Matt Peart, who also held on the play). After a reset, the first play was a false start. The offense finally turned things around with long completions by QB Daniel Jones to WRs C.J. Board, Darius Slayton, and Dante Pettis. Drive was completed with a 1-yard touchdown pass to FB Eli Penny.
        • In 11-on-11 drills, the first-team Patriots’ offense drove 80 yards and finished the possession with a RB Damien Harris touchdown run. CB James Bradberry dropped an interception on this drive.
        • On next drive, S Xavier McKinney broke up a pass from QB Mac Jones. That was followed up with an interception by S Logan Ryan on a seam route. Slot corner Darnay Holmes was replaced by Julian Love after Holmes was called with defensive holding.
        • CB Sam Beal forced two incompletions by QB Mac Jones, but Beal finished this possession by allowing a touchdown in the corner of the end zone and then the 2-point conversion. This drive would have ended earlier if not a practice as there were sacks by S Jabrill Peppers, LB Lorenzo Carter, and LB Ifeadi Odenigbo. CBs James Bradberry and Rodarius Williams also broke up passes.
        • Giants’ offensive line had issues in next team drill. RT Matt Peart in particular struggled, giving up another sack and multiple pressures. QB Daniel Jones did throw a deep seam pass to TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart. RB Corey Clement finished the drive with a touchdown. RB Saquon Barkley was in for two plays on this possession.
        • In next 11-on-11, 2-minute series, RB Saquon Barkley caught two slants from QB Daniel Jones, including one that would have gone for a big gain (possible score). Jones then connected with TE Jake Hausmann and WR Darius Slayton to set up a 49-yard field goal by PK Graham Gano.
        • On the day, QB Daniel Jones unofficially was 23-of-29; QB Mike Glennon 1-of-3; QB Cam Newton 4-of-6; and QB Mac Jones 9-of-20. RB Saquon Barkley received eight snaps in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.
        • For a good in-person review of the action, see Thursday’s camp report from BBI poster “mittenedman.”
        • Giants.com also provided a camp report on today’s practice.

          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 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 Giants return to New Jersey and will practice at MetLife Stadium on Friday.

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          AUGUST 25, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT…
          Wednesday was the first of two days of joint training camp practices between the New York Giants and New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts. The Giants play the Patriots on Sunday in the team’s third and final preseason game.

          Our focus today as a team is to come up here and compete against a quality opponent,” said Head Coach Joe Judge before practice. “The series of practices both today and tomorrow will be very geared towards situation. Situation meaning third down, red area and two-minute. We’ll work some specific drills and setups to make sure we work some techniques on both sides of the ball, offense and defense, for both us and the Patriots to help us address some issues or some areas that maybe we hadn’t had enough work on in camp based on the opponents we’ve worked against or things that haven’t specifically come up in the preseason games as of yet.

          “So, we’re going to structure this working together. The pace of the practice will be a working tempo. We’re going to work together. We’re going to stay up, stay off the ground. There’s no cutting. We’re not looking to go ahead and live tackle at any point in any of these drills. There’s going to be guys on both teams at different points in practice wearing red jerseys. We would treat any player with a red jersey the same as we would treat a quarterback, punter, kicker or whatever it is. We’re going to stay off them. It’s going to be a non-contact portion.”

          INJURY REPORT – KYLE RUDOLPH ACTIVATED OFF OF THE PUP LIST…
          CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle) remains on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List. However, TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) was activated off of the PUP List. He practiced on a limited basis for the first time this year.

          RB Saquon Barkley (personal excuse), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR Kadarius Toney (unknown), WR John Ross (hamstring?), WR Austin Mack (hamstring?), OG Shane Lemieux (knee), NT Danny Shelton (unknown), LB Tae Crowder (unknown), LB Elerson Smith (hamstring), and CB Josh Jackson (calf) did not practice on Wednesday. 

          OT Nate Solder (shoulder?) and LB Azeez Ojulari (unknown) practiced on a limited basis.

          On Solder, Head Coach Joe Judge said, “Nate will be limited in practice today. You’ll see him do some things. He’ll definitely be continuing to do the individual with the group. He’ll do a little bit against the Patriots in some team drills. Really, it’s going to be kind of based on ramping him back up from missing some time right now.”

          On Ojulari, Judge said, “We’re going to increase him today and tomorrow we expect him to be full speed. We’ll see where he goes with that. But this guy, we’re just kind of managing some loads with him right now.”

          CB Adoree’ Jackson (ankle sprain) left practice early. He will undergo tests to determine the severity of the injury.

          PRACTICE NOTES…
          Some snippets from various media sources:

          • Overall, Patriots out-practiced the Giants on both offense and defense.
          • Offensively, Giants worked some on the read-option.
          • LT Andrew Thomas impressed in 1-on-1 drills.
          • In 7-on-7, goal-line drills from the 6-yard line, QB Daniel Jones was 3-of-5 with two touchdowns, two to TE Evan Engram and one to TE Kaden Smith. One pass was thrown away due to good coverage.
          • During 1-on-1 offensive line versus defensive line drills, there was a big fight and both groups were forced to run a lap.
          • LB Blake Martinez had trouble covering RB James White in 1-on-1 drills.
          • S Julian Love dropped an interception from QB Mac Jones. S Xavier McKinney almost intercepted Jones on a pass on a play where he provided excellent deep coverage.
          • S Kyle Duggar intercepted a pass thrown into double coverage from QB Daniel Jones that was intended for WR Darius Slayton.
          • In 2-minute drills, the first-team offense of the Patriots successfully set up a field goal after QB Mac Jones was 5-of-5. CB Darnay Holmes gave up one completion and was flagged with pass interference. RB James White also beat LB Blake Martinez.
          • In the 2-minute drill, QB Daniel Jones was 3-of-6 with two short completions to WR Darius Slayton and one to WR C.J. Board. TEs Nakie Griffin-Stewart and Jake Hausmann dropped passes. PK Graham Gano connected on a 54-yard field goal.
          • LB Lorenzo Carter flashed on the pass rush with two “sacks.”
          • QB Mac Jones had no problem completing passes in 11-on-11, full-team drills against the New York secondary.
          • LB Ifeadi Odenigbo “sacked” QB Mac Jones on a play where the ball was tipped.
          • The Giants’ first-team offensive line gave QB Daniel Jones good protection in 11-on-11 drills.
          • In full-team, red-zone drills, QB Daniel Jones threw three touchdowns, one went to WR Sterling Shepard and another to TE Jake Hausmann on rollouts to the right.
          • QB Mac Jones threw an excellent deep pass beating both CB Adoree’ Jackson and CB Darnay Holmes for the touchdown on a corner route.
          • For a good in-person review of the action, see Wednesday’s camp report from BBI poster “mittenedman.”
          • Giants.com also provided a camp report on today’s practice.

          HEAD COACH JOE JUDGE…
          The transcript of Joe Judge’s press conference on Wednesday 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 Giants and Patriots will practice together again on Thursday in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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          Kaden Smith, New York Giants (August 20, 2021)

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          AUGUST 20, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT…
          Friday was the second of two days of joint training camp practices between the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns in Berea, Ohio. The Giants play the Browns on Sunday in the team’s second preseason game.

          INJURY REPORT…
          TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle) remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

          WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR Kadarius Toney (unknown), WR John Ross (hamstring?), WR Austin Mack (hamstring?), TE Cole Hikutini (unknown), OT Nate Solder (shoulder?), LB Tae Crowder (unknown), LB Elerson Smith (hamstring), CB Josh Jackson (unknown), and S Montre Hartage (unknown) did not practice on Friday. 

          Nate’s with our trainers right now,” said Head Coach Joe Judge before practice. “He’s actually doing well, moving at a good progress. We just felt this would be a good week to kind of let him go ahead and continue with that. We expect to get him back soon. He’s had a really good camp for us. I’m really proud of the way he’s working. I’m proud of the leadership he’s giving to our team. He’s come back – obviously, we’ve talked earlier in camp about him getting back in the swing of things, like every other player. I don’t think it took him long. He jumped right back on that horse and kept on riding. As soon as we can get him back out there, we will.”

          RB Saquon Barkley (knee) was limited to 1-on-1 drills.

          PRACTICE NOTES…
          Some snippets from various media sources:

          • It was a feisty practice with a lot of trash-talking and sometimes pushing and shoving.
          • Niko Lalos received reps at inside linebacker.
          • In 1-on-1 red-zone drills, QB Daniel Jones was 12-of-20 against the defensive backs of the Browns. In these drills, WR David Sills had problems getting off of press coverage (Sills also dropped a couple of passes in practice). WR Alex Bachman also dropped a pass. WR Dante Pettis caught all three passes thrown to him.
          • In 11-on-11 drills, the New York defense largely shut down the first-string offense of the Browns.
          • S Jabrill Peppers “sacked” QB Baker Mayfield for the second day in a row.
          • DL Leonard Williams had a strong practice, flashing into the backfield on a few plays.
          • CB Rodarius Williams almost intercepted QB Case Keenum; he had perfect coverage but dropped the ball.
          • S Quincy Wilson did intercept QB Case Keenum, although LB Niko Lalos may have had a “sack” on the play.
          • Ted Larsen received some first-team reps at left guard.
          • In 7-on-7 drills, QB Daniel Jones hit TE Rysen John for a touchdown.
          • QB Mike Glennon was intercepted in 7-on-7 drills.
          • QB Daniel Jones found WR Darius Slayton for a touchdown. 
          • WR Jarvis Henry beat CB James Bradberry for a red-zone touchdown.
          • In 11-on-11, full-team drills, QB Daniel Jones was 15-of-18, with WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram receiving most targets.
          • LB Azeez Ojulari “sacked” QB Baker Mayfield on 1st-and-goal from the 5-yard line. He also drew an offensive holding penalty on the same series.
          • In the Giants’ turn in the red zone, QB Daniel Jones hit WR Darius Slayton for another touchdown. Jones then threw a touchdown passes to TE Evan Engram, WR Sterling Shepard, and WR Alex Bachman. Giants had four touchdowns in seven offensive snaps.
          • OLB Trent Harris sacked QB Baker Mayfield on 3rd-down in the 2-minute drill. Browns fail to convert on 4th down with CB James Bradberry in coverage.
          • Giants offensive line struggled in final 2-minute series with Matt Peart at left tackle, Ted Larsen at left guard, Nick Gates at center, Will Hernandez at right guard, and Chad Slade at right tackle. Slade gave up a sack and was called for holding. Larsen was flagged with a false start. Hernandez gave up a pressure and Peart gave up a sack. The offensive line also had more issues in 1-on-1 drills than they did on Thursday.
          • Linebackers Lorenzo Carter and Azeez Ojulari continued to flash on the pass rush. LB Devante Downs had an impressive series where he got pressure on the QB, made at tackle for a loss, and then broke up a pass (this was the pass Wilson intercepted).

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          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:

          • WR Sterling Shepard (Video)
          • LB Lorenzo Carter (Video)

          WHAT’S UP NEXT…
          There is no media availability to the team on Saturday. The Giants play the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday at 1:00PM.

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          Gary Brightwell, New York Giants (August 19, 2021)

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          AUGUST 19, 2021 NEW YORK GIANTS TRAINING CAMP REPORT…
          Thursday was the first of two days of joint training camp practices between the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns in Berea, Ohio. The Giants play the Browns on Sunday in the team’s second preseason game.

          We’re just getting here, getting started,” said Head Coach Joe Judge before practice. “Looking forward to a couple good days of work against the Browns. Our emphasis will remain on our installs, our systems, our fundamentals. Obviously, we have a new opponent, so it’s an opportunity to see different levels of talent, new players, different schemes. A good opportunity for our team to go ahead and change it up a little bit come out here and compete.

          You’re going to see a mix of a lot of things. We’re going to work some team blitz periods, a different mix of team run and play-action periods, some team two-minute periods, work a seven-on-seven. You’ll see a mix of the offensive line and defensive lines in one-on-one scenarios, see some receivers and DB’s in one-on-one type of drill periods. You’ll see the tight ends, safeties, running backs going one-on-one in pass drills. You’ll see punt and punt return emphasis today in the kicking game. Tomorrow will be kick and kick return emphasis in the kicking game, but these are all things that you can really go ahead and work with the other team and make sure you’re on the same page. You talk about the tempo of the drill, the reps of the drill. It’s something that goes all the way up to as late as last night, making sure that we’re both on the same page in terms of the health of the team, who we have available in practice, to make sure we manage the reps for everybody involved, and that we get the most out of practice, but that we’re smart with our players.”

          INJURY REPORT…
          TE Kyle Rudolph (foot) and CB Aaron Robinson (core muscle) remain on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List.

          RB Saquon Barkley (knee), WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring), WR Kadarius Toney (unknown), WR John Ross (hamstring?), LB Elerson Smith (hamstring), and S Montre Hartage (unknown) did not practice on Thursday. 

          “(Golladay and Toney) are going to focus more on the rehab with the trainers,” said Head Coach Joe Judge. “We’re going to keep ramping up those guys as the week goes. They’re both on different levels in terms of their individual bodies, but while we’re here we’ll use the facilities that the Browns are allowing us to use. Our trainers will be here with them, Saquon as well will be in that boat. He won’t do anything competitive against the Browns, so we’re just going to focus on these guys getting in better shape, focus on getting healthy and getting back on the field and 100 percent.”

          PRACTICE NOTES…
          Some snippets from various media sources:

          • In 1-on-1 drills, TE Evan Engram badly beat LB Jacob Phillips. TE David Njoku beat S Jabrill Peppers and then S Xavier McKinney despite tight coverage.
          • QB Daniel Jones hit TE Evan Engram for a 15-20 yard gain during 11-on-11s.
          • Shane Lemieux returned to the starting line-up at left guard during team drills. He alternated series with Kenny Wiggins at the position.
          • WR Jarvis Landry beat S Logan Ryan and CB James Bradberry on a deep out.
          • QB Daniel Jones was under pressure twice from his left side. LT Andrew Thomas gave up a pressure and there was an overload to that side on another play, almost resulting in an interception.
          • TE Cole Hikutini was receiving reps with the second-team offense, but hobbled off of the field with an injury.
          • CB Rodarius Williams broke up a pass.
          • QB Mike Glennon threw a long pass to FB Eli Penny on a wheel route.
          • QB Mike Glennon’s pass intended for WR David Sills was badly overthrown and intercepted.
          • QB Daniel Jones threw three straight completions to WR Darius Slayton.
          • S Jabrill Peppers would have had one sack and two other QB hits if contact was allowed.
          • In 1-on-1 drills, OC Nick Gates, RT Matt Peart, and LT Andrew Thomas performed well.
          • CB Darnay Holmes had trouble covering WR Jarvis Landry out of the slot.
          • Outside linebackers Lorenzo Carter, Oshane Ximines, and Azeez Ojulari all flashed on the pass rush. In a real game situation, Carter may have ended up with multiple sacks.
          • On a play that would have resulted in a sack by OLB Trent Harris in normal conditions (Harris pulled up), WR Rashard Higgins caught a touchdown on a desperate pass from QB Baker Mayfield in the 2-minute drill.
          • CB Greg Newsome undercut WR Darius Slayton on a pass from QB Daniel Jones to end practice during the 2-minute drill on 3rd down. Jones was “sacked” on first down.

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          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 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 Giants and Browns will practice together again on Friday in Berea, Ohio.