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JUNE 15, 2016 NEW YORK GIANTS MINI-CAMP REPORT…
The second day of the New York Giants mandatory 3-day mini-camp was held on Wednesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The mini-camp will conclude with a practice and meetings on Thursday.
GIANTS INTERESTED IN EUGENE MONROE…
ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants were involved in trade talks with the Baltimore Ravens for offensive tackle Eugene Monroe. Those talks apparently fell apart and Monroe was released on Wednesday. The Giants, Chargers, and Seahawks are speculated to have interest in his services as a free agent.
The 29-year old Monroe was originally drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars traded Monroe to the Ravens in October 2013. In seven seasons, Monroe has started regular-season 90 games. He missed five regular-season games in 2014 and 10 regular-season games in 2015 due to injury. Monroe is an athletic left tackle whose toughness and passion for the game have been questioned.
INJURY REPORT – VICTOR CRUZ CONTINUES TO WORK…
Running back Orleans Darkwa (fractured leg), tight end Matt LaCosse (lower leg), offensive guard Ryan Seymour (torn ligament in hand), offensive tackle Byron Stingily (unknown), defensive tackle Montari Hughes (lower leg), defensive tackle Jay Bromley (unknown), linebacker J.T. Thomas (lower leg), safety Nat Berhe (calf), safety Cooper Taylor (sports hernia), and safety Mykkele Thompson (lower leg) did not practice.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz (calf) continued to practice on a limited basis.
Some snippets from various media sources:
- Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Janoris Jenkins, and Eli Apple were all rotated at the outside cornerback position with the starting unit.
- Kelvin Sheppard was with the first-team at middle linebacker.
- Jasper Brinkley worked with the second-team unit at middle linebacker with Brad Bars and Keenan Robinson outside.
- First-team defense showed a front with Kerry Wynn at left end, Jason Pierre-Paul at left defensive tackle, Damon Harrison at right defensive tackle, and Olivier Vernon at right defensive end.
- Wide receiver Roger Lewis received some first-team reps.
- Wide receiver Darius Powe reached behind himself on a crossing route to make a nice catch from quarterback Ryan Nassib.
- Cornerback Eli Apple knocked away a deep pass to wide receiver Roger Lewis.
- Wide receiver Myles White ripped the ball away from cornerback Matt Smalley down the left sideline.
- Cornerback Donte Deayon, working the slot corner position with the second-team defense, intercepted a pass from quarterback Ryan Nassib intended for wide receiver Myles White.
- Tight end Jerell Adams was active catching the ball.
- Cornerback Leon McFadden broke up a pass intended for wide receiver Roger Lewis.
- Cornerback Eli Apple broke up a pass intended for wide receiver Odell Beckham in the red zone.
- Quarterback Eli Manning found tight end Will Tye for a touchdown in the left corner of the end zone, beating linebacker Devon Kennard.
- Cornerback Eli Apple dove to knock away a pass intended for wide receiver Myles White in the red zone.
- Wide receiver K.J. Maye made a diving touchdown reception on a comeback route.
- Tight end Will Tye beat linebacker Kelvin Sheppard over the middle.
- Cornerback Trevin Wade broke up a deep pass intended for wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
- Wide receiver Myles White beat cornerback Donte Deayon for a touchdown.
- Cornerback Janoris Jenkins broke up a slant pass intended for wide receiver Sterling Shepard.
- Wide receiver Geremy Davis made a one-handed grab for a touchdown on a fade route against cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the left corner of the end zone.
- Running back Shane Vereen threw an option pass for a touchdown to tight Ryan Malleck.
- Cornerback Donte Deayon broke up an end zone pass intended for wide receiver K.J. Maye.
- Tight end Larry Donnell beat cornerback Janoris Jenkins on a long catch-and-run.
Video highlights are available at Giants.com.
Seen some good things today from, among others: Eli Apple, Jerell Adams, Donte Deayon, Darian Thompson and Will Tye. #Giants
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) June 15, 2016
THE COORDINATORS SPEAK…
Transcripts and video clips of the media sessions with the following coaches are available in The Corner Forum and at Giants.com:
- Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan (Video)
- Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo (Video)
- Special Teams Coordinator Tom Quinn (Video)
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:
- RB Shane Vereen (Video)
- RB Paul Perkins (Video)
- WR Victor Cruz (NFL Network Video Interview)
- LT Ereck Flowers (Video)
- CB Eli Apple (Video)
- Steve Spagnuolo’s Giants defense playing with a full deck by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Steve Spagnuolo wants Giants ‘D’ to throw some weight around by Steve Serby of The New York Post
- Giants RB Paul Perkins ‘slowly catching up’ at minicamp by Julie Kayzerman for NJ.com
- Giants rookie Paul Perkins goes from clips on an iPad to reps in minicamp by Tom Rock of Newsday
- Odell Beckham’s plan: My greatness will overshadow nonsense by Steve Serby of The New York Post
- Rookie Eli Apple turning heads at first minicamp by Michael Eisen of Giants.com
- Eli Apple looking solid to the core by Bob Glauber of Newsday