Jun 242022
 
Daniel Jones, New York Giants (June 7, 2022)

Daniel Jones – © USA TODAY Sports

GIANTS TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE RELEASED…
The New York Giants have released their 2022 summer training camp schedule. Eleven practices will be open to the public at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This will be the first time the public will be allowed to attend training camp practices since 2019.

“We are thankful to be able to welcome our fans back to training camp,” said team President/CEO John Mara. “We have missed having them at training camp the past couple years. Our players, coaches and staff love the energy our fans bring throughout camp. It is a great opportunity for us to interact with the fans and show our appreciation for their support.”

Rookies report to training camp on July 19. Veterans report on July 26th. The first practice begins the next day.

Wednesday, July 27: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Practice

Thursday, July 28: 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Practice

Friday, July 29: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. – Practice

Saturday, July 30: 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. – Practice

Monday, August 1: 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. – Practice

Tuesday, August 2: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.– Practice

Wednesday, August 3: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Practice

Friday, August 5: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Giants Fan Fest & Scrimmage (MetLife Stadium)

Sunday, August 7: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.– Practice

Monday, August 8: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Practice

Tuesday, August 9: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Practice

Sunday, August 14: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Practice (End of public training camp practices)

*Scheduled times subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, practice will be moved indoors and there will be no public viewing.

The Giants will host a “Fan Fest” at MetLife Stadium on Friday, August 5th. Free and open to the public, the “Fan Fest” will feature an intrasquad scrimmage, autographs by Giants legends, and a fireworks show.

Admission to practices and “Fan Fest” are free, but fans must reserve a ticket to enter. Giants season ticket holders will have exclusive early access to claim training camp tickets starting at noon on Monday, July 11 and Fan Fest tickets on Monday, July 18. Remaining training camp and “Fan Fest” tickets will be available to the general public at noon ET on Thursday, July 14 and July 21, respectively. Tickets will be available on Giants.com/TrainingCamp.

JUSTIN HILLIARD SUSPENDED…
New York Giants inside linebacker Justin Hilliard has been suspended without pay for the first two games of the 2022 regular season for violating the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances. Hilliard will be eligible to participate in all preseason practices and games. If he makes the team, he will be allowed to return to the team’s active roster on Monday, September. 19, following the team’s Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers.

The 6’1”, 231-pound Hilliard was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the San Francisco 49ers after the 2021 NFL Draft. The Giants claimed Hilliard off of waivers from the 49ers in early September 2021. The team placed him on Injured Reserve in mid-October with an Achilles’ tendon injury after playing in two games exclusively on special teams. 

Jun 102022
 
Keelan Doss, New York Giants (June 7, 2022)

Keelan Doss – © USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have officially signed unrestricted free agent wide receiver Keelan Doss, who participated as a tryout player during the team’s recently-completed mini-camp. To make room for Doss, the Giants waived linebacker T.J. Brunson.

The 26-year old, 6’3”, 204-pound Doss was originally signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2019 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Raiders (2019-2021), Jacksonville Jaguars (2019), Atlanta Falcons (2021), and New York Jets (2021). Doss has played in nine regular-season games, all with the Raiders in 2019 and 2020 with two starts. He has caught 11 passes for 133 yards.

The Giants selected Brunson in the 7th round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Brunson spent most of the season on the inactive list, but he did play in five games, almost exclusively on special teams. He was credited with three tackles. The Giants placed Brunson on Injured Reserve in August 2021 with an ACL tear in his left knee that he suffered the first preseason game.

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

Cor’Dale Flott, Zyon Gilbert, and Michael Jacquet – © USA TODAY Sports

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

Richie James – © USA TODAY Sports

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

Leonard Williams and Kayvon Thibodeaux – © USA TODAY Sports

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.”

    Jun 032022
     
    Kadarius Toney and Saquon Barkley, New York Giants (May 19, 2022)

    Kadarius Toney and Saquon Barkley – © USA TODAY Sports

    NEW YORK GIANTS OTAs END
    The New York Giants held their tenth and final Organized Team Activity (OTA) practice on Friday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed. While the practice was not open to the media, the Giants did provide the following practice reports:

    Tuesday:

    The Giants will hold mandatory mini-camp with full media access next week from June 7-9.

    Jun 022022
     
    Brian Daboll, New York Giants (May 13, 2022)

    Brian Daboll – © USA TODAY Sports

    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:

    Jun 012022
     
    Daniel Jones, New York Giants (May 19, 2022)

    Daniel Jones – © USA TODAY Sports

    NEW YORK GIANTS OTAs #7 and #8
    The New York Giants held their seventh and eighth Organized Team Activity (OTA) practices on Tuesday and Wednesday at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. While these two practices were not open to the media, the Giants did provide the following practice reports:

    Tuesday:

    Wednesday:

    The Giants will hold their ninth OTA on Thursday, with media access. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed.

    Remaining offseason program schedule:

    • June 2: New York Giants OTA #9 (media access).
    • June 3: New York Giants OTA #10.
    • June 7-9: New York Giants mandatory mini-camp (media access).

    PRESEASON DATES AND TIMES SET
    The specific dates and times of the three opponents that the New York Giants will face in the preseason have been set. See the details in the Schedule section of the website.

    MORE CHANGES TO THE GIANTS SCOUTING DEPARTMENT
    According to the team’s website, the Giants have hired Louis Anarumo, Justin Markus, and Reggie Terry as scouting assistants. For a complete listing of the pro personnel and college scouting staff, see the Team Administration section of the website.