Giants OTAs: Notes, videos and highlights from Day 3
After a day off on Wednesday, the New York Giants returned to East Rutherford, New Jersey on Thursday for their third practice of 10 at organized team activities (OTAs).
Once again, as per NFL rules, the players were not wearing pads and no contact was permitted.
Prior to practice, head coach Brian Daboll held a press conference and fielded questions from reporters, who were attending for the first time this week.
Below is a recap of Daboll’s presser and the subsequent practice, complete with videos and highlights.
Info from Daboll presser
Daboll says they are treating OTAs like a “teaching camp” and that no one will make the 53-man roster (or miss the cut) based on how they perform.
Any and all conversations between the Giants and running back Saquon Barkley will remain private.
Daboll says attendance has been good thus far but there are some absences. They include Barkley (who can’t participate until a contract or tender is signed), as well as Dexter Lawrence and Leonard Williams, who are training in Florida (reports ESPN’s Jordan Raanan).
Linebacker Darrian Beavers remains in rehab.
Daboll assured that Taylor Swift, who is performing at MetLife Stadium this weekend, would be played during practice. And he stayed true to his word.
Adoree’ Jackson was once again among the group fielding punts.
Ben Bredeson took first-team reps at left guard. John Michael Schmitz also took first-team reps at center.
Daniel Jones opened 7 on 7 drills with a long pass down the sideline to Darren Waller (over Darnay Holmes). He later connected on a touchdown with Darius Slayton (over Amani Oruwariye).
Gervarrius Owens had a nice pass break up.
Giants leaning on the deep ball
Daniel Jones has thrown more deep passes today than I think I saw him throw all last offseason and preseason. Two of them have been to Waller.
— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) May 25, 2023
David Sills injured
Giants 1st open OTA practice just wrapped. Wide receiver David Sills got hurt at the end due to a hard landing after making a great leaping catch just outside the right sideline. Looked like his left side/rib area. He did limp off under his own power. More to come @NYDNSports
— Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) May 25, 2023
Brian Daboll promised some Taylor Swift songs at practice today in honor of her concert across the Meadowlands parking lot. I couldn’t tell you if any have been played yet.
But this … this, I recognize. #Tina pic.twitter.com/Xx7cMli3D4
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RalphVacchiano) May 25, 2023
Ward always life of party pic.twitter.com/5eVeEi9fl4
— The Giant Insider Newspaper & Podcast (@GiantInsider) May 25, 2023
#Giants Kayvon Thibodeaux with assistant coach Drew Wilkins pic.twitter.com/GjvRjec3eA
— Ryan Dunleavy (@rydunleavy) May 25, 2023
Brian Daboll is a man of his word
22 on the speakers at practice pic.twitter.com/KotbDSSpWl
— Giants Videos (@SNYGiants) May 25, 2023