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JUNE 6, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS OTA PRACTICE REPORT…
The Giants held their seventh voluntary organized team activity (OTA) practice on Monday. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.
The three remaining OTA practices will be held this week on June 7 and June 9-10. The Giants will hold a mandatory, full-team mini-camp on June 14-16.
INJURY REPORT AND ABSENTEES…
As previously reported, safety Cooper Taylor had surgery in May repair a sports hernia injury and will be out until training camp begins on July 28. Continuing to work on the side were wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) and running back Orleans Darkwa (leg).
Not in attendance at the voluntary practice were wide receiver Dwayne Harris, defensive end Olivier Vernon, defensive end Kerry Wynn, and defensive tackle Damon Harrison.
I've seen Victor Cruz do some full speed acceleration drills on side with trainer today + burst is there. March to training camp continues.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) June 6, 2016
Some snippets from various media sources:
- Wide receiver Sterling Shepard received first-team reps in the slot. Odell Beckham, Jr. and Geremy Davis started at wide receiver outside. Shepard made an impressive finger-tip catch.
- Wide receiver Myles White caught a deep pass from quarterback Ryan Nassib.
- Tight end Matt LaCosse continues to receive some first-team reps.
- Owamagbe Odighizuwa received first-team reps at defensive end.
- First-team secondary included cornerback Eli Apple and free safety Darian Thompson. Thompson intercepted a quarterback Eli Manning slant pass off of the finger tips of Beckham.
- Cornerback Trevin Wade continues to see first-team reps as the slot corner.
- Cornerback Donte Deayon intercepted a tipped pass from quarterback Ryan Nassib and returned the pick for a touchdown.
- Safety Nat Berhe broke up a pass.
— New York Giants (@Giants) June 6, 2016
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:
- RT Marshall Newhouse (Video)
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (Video)
- DT Jay Bromley (Giants.com Insider Video)
- S Landon Collins (Video)
- What do the Giants really have with Ryan Nassib? by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Giants’ lengthy WR who can give Eli Manning a new dimension by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Giants tight end LaCosse fighting for a job by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record
- Why the Giants’ Justin Pugh was intent on gaining weight this year by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- Giants’ Marshall Newhouse and John Jerry scoff at the critics by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com
- 2015’s rookie standouts aim to improve in year 2 by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
- No Fourth of July celebration for Jason Pierre-Paul this year by Dan Graziano of ESPN.com
- Giants’ Jason Pierre-Paul looking forward as 1st anniversary of accident approaches by James Kratch for NJ.com
- Jay Bromley motivated by D-Line newcommers by John Schmeelk of Giants.com
- Keenan Robinson is typical Giants LB — which is concerning by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post
- Donte Deayon: a tiny chatterbox Giants corner you can root for by Steve Serby of The New York Post
- Super Bowl champ Deon Grant assesses Giants secondary by Dan Salomone of Giants.com
- Rookie safety Darian Thompson impresses at Giants OTAs by Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News