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3 Standout Players at OTA Practice (5/28)

The New York Giants held their second of 10 organized team practice activities on Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.


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This is the time of year when teams begin to come together as players set the stage for training camp before rosters are finalized and the season commences.

Here is a look at players who stood out at OTA No. 2:


Nassib, whom the Giants drafted by trading up in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, has grown year by year playing behind franchise quarterback Eli Manning.

As a backup, Nassib has to make the most of every rep that he receives, which he did again during Thursday's OTA practice. The Syracuse product showed great touch and accuracy throughout the afternoon.

"Ryan has gotten better," coach Tom Coughlin said over the offseason. "If you studied our preseason, there was no doubt that he improved. I see him continuing to improve. He is a guy that works very hard below the surface and behind the scenes. He is in the weight room … all the time, pretty much four or five days a week. He studies on his own. He is very, very serious about being an outstanding football player and he is willing to pay the price to do it."


Check out the best photos from the second day of Giants' OTA practices

After having a strong summer and preseason in 2014, Harris was placed on injured reserve with a hip injury during the Giants' first round of roster reductions before the start of the regular season.

Harris, who spent most of 2013 on the Giants' practice squad after training camp stints with the Lions (2011) and Titans (2012), had nine catches for 93 yards in three preseason games last year.

Now he's eyeing another chance at a roster spot in 2015 and showed what he can do during Thursday's practice. The Murray State product caught passes left and right at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, including a pair of sideline grabs from Nassib.


Fourth-year pro Adrien Robinson led a productive day for Giants tight ends, making a handful of difficult catches, including his over-the-shoulder catch that made our highlight reel from today.

Meanwhile, players like veteran Daniel Fells and Matt LaCosse, an undrafted rookie out of Illinois, all pulled in receptions this afternoon.

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