New York Giants Complete First OTA Practice: The New York Giants held their first of 10 Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices on Wednesday. No live contact is allowed in OTA practices, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are permitted.
The media was not allowed to view Wednesday’s practice, but the Giants released the following details through their website, Giants.com:
- RB David Wilson, who is recovering from career-threatening offseason neck surgery, did participate in the non-contact drills. Wilson worked both at running back and returner.
- New Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo’s offense is reportedly an up-tempo West Coast Offense-style of attack. McAdoo was said to be very hands-on during the drills.
- Despite undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left ankle on April 10, QB Eli Manning practiced. According to the team, “Manning took quite a few snaps on the first day of OTAs. In addition to individual drills, he took many of the first-team reps.”
- With LT Will Beatty still recovering from a broken leg, the first-team offensive line had James Brewer at left tackle, Geoff Schwartz at left guard, J.D. Walton at center, Chris Snee at right guard, and Justin Pugh at right tackle. The second unit had Charles Brown at left tackle, Brandon Mosley at left guard, Dallas Reynolds at center, Weston Richburg at right guard, and Troy Kropog at right tackle.
- According to the team’s press release WR Odell Beckham “showcased his quickness in and out of breaks.”
The media, including BigBlueInteractive.com, will be granted access to Thursday’s practice.
New York Giants OTA practices:
- May 28-30
- June 2-3
- June 5
- June 9-10
- June 12-13
The offseason program will culminate on June 17-19 with a mandatory, full-team mini-camp.
Day one of OTA's in the books. Love my new home!
— Rashad Jennings (@RashadJennings) May 28, 2014
Felt awesome being able to put on the @Giants helmet for the first day of OTAs!
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) May 28, 2014
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