In OTA No. 4, quarterback Ryan Nassib tried to thread the needle on a pass through traffic to wide receiver Victor Cruz. The ball was tipped by a swarm of defensive backs, but Cruz kept his head on a swivel and grabbed it out of the air for a completion.
4. Cooper Taylor’s Pick-6.
The ball bounced the other way for Nassib in the second-to-last OTA practice on Thursday. Tight end Kellen Davis couldn’t hang onto a pass from Nassib over the middle, and the ball slipped out of his hands and into the grasp of second-year safety Cooper Taylor, who took it the other way.
3. Randle hits a walk-off
To the joy of his teammates, wide receiver Rueben Randle brought an early end to practice in OTA No. 9. As the Giants wrapped up the day with their usual two-minute drill, quarterback Eli Manning found Randle on the first play, connecting on a deep pass down the right side. Randle then turned on the jets and took it in for a score. “It was quick,” head coach Tom Coughlin said afterwards. “Let’s put it that way.”
2. Prince says “no salsa”
Working from inside the 10-yard line, Manning attempted a fade pass to Victor Cruz in the back left-hand corner of the end zone. But cornerback Prince Amukamara was all over it, leaping up and swatting the ball away for an incompletion.
1. Eli-to-Cruz sideline connection
Manning, who was questionable heading into OTAs as he recovered from an April 10 ankle procedure, came out firing in the first practice. In our top play, he delivered a perfect pass to Cruz, who made an equally impressive catch while dragging his toe to remain inbounds.
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