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Giants OTA Practice Report; Things we learned (5/29)

Posted May 27, 2015

Giants.com's Dan Salomone recaps the day of OTA practice

Before breaking for the weekend, the New York Giants were back on the fields on Friday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for organized team activities.

They’re just about one-third of the way through their allotted 10 non-contact OTA practices, which include individual, 7-on-7, 9-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills.

>> STANDOUTS FROM OTA PRACTICE

With the third day in the books, here is a recap of OTA No. 3:

BIG PLAYS

On the very first play of 11-on-11 team drills, wide receiver Rueben Randle hauled in slick, one-handed grab from quarterback Eli Manning. Rueben had a big day.

Stay tuned to Giants.com for more on the fourth-year pro.

>> WATCH TOP PLAYS FROM PRACTICE

Wide receiver Chris Harper pulled in a touchdown from just inside the 20-yard line from Manning, but there appeared to be movement on the offensive line before the snap. The 6-foot-1, 228-pound Harper was a fourth-round draft choice by the Seahawks out of Kansas State in 2013. He also spent time with the 49ers and Packers before joining the Giants. He later had another nice catch from Ryan Nassib during 7-on-7 drills.

Rookie wide receiver Geremy Davis also got on the board with a nice hookup from Ricky Stanzi, who is the third QB behind Manning and Nassib.CLOSE, BUT NO CIGAR

The Giants’ back seven on defense were active on Friday. They came close a handful of times to getting the second interception of OTAs but couldn’t cash in for the turnover.

The first was a nice play by rookie safety Landon Collins, who jumped in front of a Manning pass intended for running back Rashad Jennings during 7-on-7s and swatted it to the ground.

With the offense going no-huddle, cornerback Prince Amukamara also disrupted a ball intended for wide receiver Julian Talley.

>> WRITERS DEBATE TOUGHEST POSITION CHANGE

The third one was the closest: Bennett Jackson, who is transitioning from cornerback to safety, almost picked off Nassib on a ball that tipped off undrafted rookie tight end Matt LaCosse’s hands.

PICK UP THE BLITZ

While there is no contact, the Giants worked on their pressures, both offensively and defensively, today at the QDTC. One portion of 11-on-11 work was dedicated to blitz packages. That was when Nassib almost connected with Juron Criner down the left sideline for what would have been the long play of the day, but the wide receiver couldn’t quite catch up to the ball as it fell incomplete.

AND THEN THERE WERE SEVEN

The Giants break for the weekend before picking back up on Monday, when players and coach Tom Coughlin will speak to the media again.

There are seven OTA practices left on the schedule: June 1-2, June 4, June 8-9, and June 11-12.