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Top Plays: Linebackers show skills on busy red-zone day


The New York Giants opened their third week of organized team activities (OTAs) on Monday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. They will practice every day except Wednesday leading into next week's minicamp, and then the team will break until training camp in late July.

The Giants spent a lot of time in the red zone, so there were many plays to be made on both sides of the ball. Let's get to it.

Here are highlights from OTA No. 7:

View photos from OTA practice No. 7 at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.


🔹 Daniel Jones started and ended the day with a touchdown pass to wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins, which the duo did five times in eight games together last season.

🔹 Jones also threw touchdowns to tight end Darren Waller (twice) and wide receivers Parris Campbell, Jamison Crowder, and Darius Slayton.

🔹 Running back Jashaun Corbin also got in the mix with a nice toe-tapper in the end zone.

🔹 Crowder caught two more touchdowns from backup Tyrod Taylor, who also connected with Kalil Pimpleton and twice with Collin Johnson for scores.

🔹 Wide receiver Jaydon Mickens caught two touchdowns late in practice from Tommy DeVito.


🔹 Cornerback Darnay Holmes and linebacker Micah McFadden each grabbed an interception on Monday. The latter, a fifth-round pick from Indiana, played in all 17 games (seven starts) as a rookie and has impressed his new veteran teammate Bobby Okereke.

"I love Micah McFadden," Okereke said recently. "I think he's a technician, great player, smart guy."


🔹 Speaking of Okereke, the former Indianapolis Colt once again displayed his ability in coverage and broke up two passes. He was asked earlier in OTAs about how that became a strength in his game.

"I think just my athleticism," said the 6-foot-1, 235-pound Stanford product who has also racked up more than 100 tackles in each of the past two seasons. "I'm big, I'm fast and long. But then just from a mental processing standpoint, understanding how offenses are trying to attack you and where I fit in coverage with my teammates. Just kind of putting it all together."


🔹 June 6, 8-9, 13-15 (minicamp)

See all the action from OTA practice No. 6 at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.



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