Jun 092022
 
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Cor'Dale Flott, Zyon Gilbert, and Michael Jacquet; New York Giants (June 7, 2022)

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BRIAN DABOLL CANCELS LAST DAY OF MINI-CAMP…
Head Coach Brian Daboll cancelled the third and final day of the New York Giants 3-day, mandatory mini-camp that was scheduled to be held on Thursday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Daboll met with the team Thursday morning and instead of hitting the field for practice, he decided to hold an organizational-wide function.

The veterans are now off until summer training camp starts in late July. Rookies will stick around another week for an off-field developmental program.

Rookies report to training camp on July 19, while veterans report on July 26.

Jun 082022
 
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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:

Jun 072022
 
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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.”

    May 152022
     
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    Wan'Dale Robinson, New York Giants (May 13, 2022)

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    NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP ENDS…
    The third and final day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Sunday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. There was no on-field work on the final day, nor was there media access to the team.

    The Giants begin their Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices next week. Three of their 10 OTAs will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday with media access granted on Thursday.

    GIANTS SIGN TWO MORE ROOKIE FREE AGENTS…
    The Giants have officially signed two more undrafted rookie free agents, who were tryout players during the rookie mini-camp:

    • DE Ryder Anderson, 6’6’’, 4.92, 266lbs, Indiana University
      Anderson has good size, strength, and length. He can control the point-of-attack against the run, but lacks ideal quickness to be factor rushing the passer.
    • S Jordan Mosley, 6’1’’, 210lbs, 4.69, University of Maryland (Video)
      Mosley has good size, but lacks ideal overall athleticism, speed, and agility. An instinctive player, Mosley is also a good tackler.
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    Daniel Bellinger, New York Giants (May 13, 2022)

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    DAY TWO OF NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP…
    The second day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Saturday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The final day will be on Sunday, although there will be no on-field work on that day.

    Again this is more a teaching camp,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “We are going to see them in individual drills and skillsets that they have, and when we go competitive periods, just making sure we are taking care of one another…They are pretty amped up, they want to go out there and compete. But teaching them tempo is another thing that you have to do.

    So again, these guys, just to get from the locker room to there or from the locker room to the cafeteria, you’ve got to take all that stuff into account, how to log into their iPad and get into film. There’s so many things for these players. They are moving from different spots. It’s the first time for some of them just on your own. Sometimes there’s a lot of family members that help out in college. We are taking it slow and we are going to try to help them grow off the field as well as on the field.”

    PARTICIPANTS…
    Draft Picks (11):

    • OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux
    • OT Evan Neal
    • WR Wan’Dale Robinson
    • OG Joshua Ezeudu
    • CB Cor’Dale Flott 
    • TE Daniel Bellinger
    • S Dane Belton
    • ILB Micah McFadden
    • NT D.J. Davidson
    • OG Marcus McKethan
    • ILB Darrian Beavers

    Signed Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (13):

    • RB Jashaun Corbin
    • FB Jeremiah Hall
    • TE Austin Allen
    • TE Andre Miller
    • OG Josh Rivas
    • DL Christopher Hinton
    • DL Jabari Ellis
    • DL Antonio Valentino
    • OLB Tomon Fox
    • CB Darren Evans
    • CB Zyon Gilbert
    • S Yusuf Corker
    • S Trenton Thompson

    New York Giants “Veterans” (7):

    • QB Brian Lewerke
    • RB Sandro Platzgummer
    • RB Antonio Williams
    • WR Austin Proehl
    • WR Travis Toivonen
    • OL Devery Hamilton
    • OL Roy Mbaeteka

    Undrafted rookie and veteran tryout players (53):

    • RB Master Teague
    • RB Travis Levy
    • RB L.D. Brown
    • FB Jake Molinich
    • FB Isaiah Johnson-Mack
    • WR Jahcour Pearson
    • WR Daylen Baldwin
    • WR Marcque Ellington
    • WR L’Liott Curry
    • WR Gehrig Dieter*
    • WR Jaylen Erwin
    • TE Cameron Butler
    • TE Tommy McIntyre
    • TE Nate Becker*
    • TE Isiah Macklin
    • OL Matt Allen
    • OL Cain Madden
    • OL Navaughn Donaldson
    • OL Kary Kutsch
    • OL Baer Hunter
    • OL Barry Wesley
    • OL Ben Adler
    • OL T.J. Storment
    • OL Uzoma Osuji
    • OL Ryan Nelson
    • OL Noah Zerr
    • DL Markell Utsey
    • DL Ryder Anderson
    • DL Chris Agyemang
    • DL Dennis Johnson
    • DL Antwaun Jackson
    • ILB Joe Beckett
    • ILB Will Evans
    • ILB Emmett Rice
    • OLB Jaylin Bannerman
    • OLB Tabarius Peterson
    • OLB Isaiah Gay
    • OLB Ray Thornton
    • LB Josh Watson*
    • DB Justus Harris
    • DB Al Young
    • DB Dishon McNary
    • DB Walter Neil
    • DB Jared Leake
    • DB Brandon Easterling
    • DB Gage Kreski
    • DB Jordan Mosley
    • DB Tobias Oliver
    • DB Lamont Wade*
    • DB Amari Carter
    • PK Jonathan Doerer
    • P Kirk Christodoulou
    • LS Jack Maddox

    * Veteran

    GIANTS SIGN SIX 2022 DRAFT PICKS…
    According to media reports, the Giants have signed six players from their 2022 NFL Draft class, including OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux (1st round), OT Evan Neal (1st round), ILB Micah McFadden (5th round), NT D.J. Davidson (5th round), OG Marcus McKethan (5th round), and ILB Darrian Beavers (6th round).

    Remaining unsigned are WR Wan’Dale Robinson (2nd round), OG Joshua Ezeudu (3rd round), CB Cor’Dale Flott (3rd round), TE Daniel Bellinger (4th round), and S Dane Belton (4th round),

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

    ARTICLES…

    WHAT’S UP NEXT…
    The third day of the rookie mini-camp will only involve classroom work. “We won’t be doing anything on the field (on Sunday),” said Head Coach Brian Daboll. The Giants hold the first of their Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices On May 16-17.

    May 132022
     
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    Kayvon Thibodeaux, New York Giants (May 13, 2022)

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    NEW YORK GIANTS ROOKIE MINI-CAMP BEGINS…
    The first day of the New York Giants three-day rookie mini-camp was held on Friday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

    Good to be out here with these guys,” said Head Coach Brian Daboll before practice. “(The players) got in last night. Had some meetings today with them. Really going to be kind of a short practice…a little bit over an hour. Have some more meetings. Very similar in terms of scheduling tomorrow. It’s good to get with these guys and start working with them and see what some of the stuff they can do in the classroom. Really, more importantly, and just ease them into things outside on the field.

    “It’s for (the players) to get to know us, us to get to know (them). There’s only a couple days we’ll do stuff on the field. There’s a long way to go, as they can see. We’re not going to overdo it in terms of the installation and give them a ton of things to learn. I think it’s really important, particularly the trial guys, to minimize the package, not motion and shift and do all these crazy things, and just see who can perform out there. And maybe we find a couple guys in terms of the tryout guys. Look, these guys have probably not been doing a whole lot of true football work, so we’ll ease them into things.

    We’ll have an hour, hour and ten minutes (of practice). Almost half of it will be some type of walk-through. We’ll do some individual drills. We’ll get about 15, 20 minutes of individual stuff. We have seven-on-seven period and we’ll do 14 plays of that today. That’s it.”

    PARTICIPANTS…
    Draft Picks (11):

    • OLB Kayvon Thibodeaux
    • OT Evan Neal
    • WR Wan’Dale Robinson
    • OG Joshua Ezeudu
    • CB Cor’Dale Flott 
    • TE Daniel Bellinger
    • S Dane Belton
    • ILB Micah McFadden
    • NT D.J. Davidson
    • OG Marcus McKethan
    • ILB Darrian Beavers

    Signed Undrafted Rookie Free Agents (13):

    • RB Jashaun Corbin
    • FB Jeremiah Hall
    • TE Austin Allen
    • TE Andre Miller
    • OG Josh Rivas
    • DL Christopher Hinton
    • DL Jabari Ellis
    • DL Antonio Valentino
    • OLB Tomon Fox
    • CB Darren Evans
    • CB Zyon Gilbert
    • S Yusuf Corker
    • S Trenton Thompson

    * DL Tyrone Truesdell, who had reportedly been signed earlier, failed his physical and was not officially signed.

    New York Giants “Veterans” (7):

    • QB Brian Lewerke
    • RB Sandro Platzgummer
    • RB Antonio Williams
    • WR Austin Proehl
    • WR Travis Toivonen
    • OL Devery Hamilton
    • OL Roy Mbaeteka

    Undrafted rookie and veteran tryout players (53):

    • RB Master Teague
    • RB Travis Levy
    • RB L.D. Brown
    • FB Jake Molinich
    • FB Isaiah Johnson-Mack
    • WR Jahcour Pearson
    • WR Daylen Baldwin
    • WR Marcque Ellington
    • WR L’Liott Curry
    • WR Gehrig Dieter*
    • WR Jaylen Erwin
    • TE Cameron Butler
    • TE Tommy McIntyre
    • TE Nate Becker*
    • TE Isiah Macklin
    • OL Matt Allen
    • OL Cain Madden
    • OL Navaughn Donaldson
    • OL Kary Kutsch
    • OL Baer Hunter
    • OL Barry Wesley
    • OL Ben Adler
    • OL T.J. Storment
    • OL Uzoma Osuji
    • OL Ryan Nelson
    • OL Noah Zerr
    • DL Markell Utsey
    • DL Ryder Anderson
    • DL Chris Agyemang
    • DL Dennis Johnson
    • DL Antwaun Jackson
    • ILB Joe Beckett
    • ILB Will Evans
    • ILB Emmett Rice
    • OLB Jaylin Bannerman
    • OLB Tabarius Peterson
    • OLB Isaiah Gay
    • OLB Ray Thornton
    • LB Josh Watson*
    • DB Justus Harris
    • DB Al Young
    • DB Dishon McNary
    • DB Walter Neil
    • DB Jared Leake
    • DB Brandon Easterling
    • DB Gage Kreski
    • DB Jordan Mosley
    • DB Tobias Oliver
    • DB Lamont Wade*
    • DB Amari Carter
    • PK Jonathan Doerer
    • P Kirk Christodoulou
    • LS Jack Maddox

    * Veteran

    GIANTS SIGN TWO MORE ROOKIE FREE AGENTS…
    In addition to the 11 undrafted rookie free agents already signed, the Giants have officially signed two more:

    • RB Jashaun Corbin, 6’0’’, 221lbs, 4.58, Florida State University (Video)
      Corbin is is a north/south runner who does his best work between the tackles. He is a patient runner with good vision. He has some shiftiness to his game and can run through tackles. Corbin also can catch the ball out of the backfield, but he needs work in pass protection.
    • OLB Tomon Fox, 6’3’’, 260lbs, 4.79, University of North Carolina (Video)
      Fox lacks ideal athleticism, but he is instinctive, productive, and plays hard.

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