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Sideline View: Offense clicks; D gets pressure


The Giants held their second consecutive day of competitive practices with the Browns at their training facility. It was sunny and in the 80s as both teams increased the competitiveness and physicality in their second day facing one another.

* Practice started with 1-on-1 red zone drills where the Giants receivers had a lot of success. Sterling Shepard, Alex Bachman, and Matt Cole all had a pair of touchdowns. Slayton scored a touchdown and forced a defensive pass interference on another. David Sills and rookie Greg Newsome had a good battle, with Sills putting a nasty move on him for a touchdown on one play and forcing a defensive pass interference on another. Newsome has been the stickiest of the Browns cornerbacks in practice this week.

* The Giants' defense made big plays all afternoon long, and it started with the Browns' first set of plays in team drills. Leonard Williams had two tackles for loss against Nick Chubb. Good coverage deep downfield by the secondary forced a checkdown, Blake Martinez met Kareem Hunt in the hole for a negligible gain, and Trent Harris had a tackle for loss on Demetric Felton all within the first seven plays. A couple plays later, Jabrill Peppers blitzed off the edge and would have had a sack on Baker Mayfield.

* Darius Slayton made the big play for the Giants in their first team drills. Slayton ran a deep pattern heading across the field towards the sideline. He caught the pass and then made the defender miss for what would have been a massive gain. It was the Giants' biggest pass play of the day.

Check out must-see photos from the joint practices between the Giants and Browns in Cleveland.