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Giants OTA Practice Report; Things we learned (6/4)

Posted Jun 4, 2015

Giants.com's Dan Salomone recaps Thursday's OTA practice

The New York Giants resumed organized team activities on Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

After holding the last two practices inside the field house due to weather, they were back outdoors on the grass in East Rutherford for their final workout of the week.

Here is a recap of OTA No. 6: 

HIGHLIGHTS

Eli Manning and Rueben Randle got it going early in 11-on-11 drills. Randle, a 6-foot-2, 208-pound receiver entering his fourth season, elevated for a nice grab from his quarterback on one of the opening plays.

>> WATCH HIGHLIGHTS FROM OTA PRACTICE

Later in the team period, Manning threw two touchdowns from the red zone. The first was a diving grab by tight end Adrien Robinson as Manning led him into the end zone. The second was to wide receiver Preston Parker.

Toward the end of practice in red zone work, Ryan Nassib fired a touchdown pass to wide receiver Dwayne Harris.

On the final play, with Manning back under center, rookie wide receiver Geremy Davis, a sixth-round draft choice, caught a pass that came up just short of the goal line as the final whistle blew.

DEFENSIVE BACKS GET ACTIVE

The defensive backs were swarming today at the QDTC with cornerbacks Prince Amukamara, Trumaine McBride and Chandler Fenner all making plays. There were no interceptions, but they were all good plays in non-contact OTAs.

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Amukamara was in good position on a fade pass to Randle; McBride broke up an intermediate throw for Parker; and Fenner also broke one up in 11-on-11s.

Meanwhile, rookie safety Landon Collins, wearing his new No. 21 jersey, made a good play on a ball intended for tight end Jerome Cunningham in the end zone.

FIELD GOAL AND PUNT RETURN DAY

Today was Josh Brown’s turn for live reps kicking field goals.

Brown, who is entering his 13th NFL season and third with Giants, and kickers all around the league will adjust this season to longer extra point attempts because of a rule changed that turned a routine 20-yarder into a 33-yard attempt.

>> BROWN ON NEW PAT RULES

Meanwhile, Dwayne Harris, Rueben Randle, Preston Parker, and Ben Edwards were your punt returners.

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR

We’re now over the halfway mark as the Giants have four OTA practices left on the schedule: June 8-9 and 11-12.