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Top Plays: Collin Johnson scores; Nick McCloud grabs INT

The Giants took the field in Allen Park Tuesday for their first of two joint practices with the Detroit Lions.

The teams faced off against each other in both individual and team drills, including 1-on-1s, 7-on-7s and 11-on-11s.

Here are the touchdowns, takeaways and top plays from Tuesday's practice.

View photos from Detroit, where the Giants and Lions held joint practices ahead of their preseason opener.


🔹 The Giants' first touchdown came at the hands of wide receiver Collin Johnson, who caught a beautiful pass from quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the 15-yard line.

🔹 The team's second touchdown came on a quarterback sneak from Tommy DeVito from around the 5-yard line.


🔹 Cornerback Nick McCloud had the lone interception of the day. McCloud contested Lions wide receiver Avery Davis down the field on a deep route and caught the ball over his shoulder while getting both feet down before running out of bounds.

TOP PLAYS (Offense)

🔹In 11-on-11 drills, wide receiver Jalin Hyatt got things started by finding space between defenders and coming down with a reception from 20+ yards out from Daniel Jones.

🔹 Jones also found Darius Slayton for a first down.

🔹 Running back Saquon Barkley caught a screen pass from Jones and busted it loose for a big gain. The star running back also broke through for a big run during 11-on-11s. Barkley was seen chatting with some running back royalty as both Barry Sanders and Marshawn Lynch were in attendance for Tuesday's practice.

🔹 Wide receiver Cole Beasley came down with a couple of big catches from Tyrod Taylor, one of which he took for a big gain.

🔹 Wide receiver Sterling Shepard came down with a first down.

🔹 Kalil Pimpleton caught a deep pass from Tommy DeVito after beating a Lions cornerback down the field.

🔹 Running back James Robinson also broke through the line of scrimmage for a big run during 11-on-11s.

🔹 During 7-on-7s, Slayton won over the middle for a first down reception from Jones.

🔹 Shepard drew a penalty on a play and still came down with the catch.

🔹 Jones and Hyatt connected for another first down over the middle, before the quarterback found tight end Darren Waller on the sideline for another first down soon after.

🔹 Let's move on to individual drills, where wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins beat his man twice, the first of which drew a penalty and the second featured a strong double move to get by the defender.

🔹 Wide receiver Jamison Crowder made a contested catch during 1-on-1s with Lions cornerback Chase Lucas all over him.

🔹 Shepard made a contested catch with Lions cornerback Cam Sutton contesting the play.

🔹 Johnson made a nice double move to get his man near the sideline.

🔹 Pimpleton notched a deep reception.

TOP PLAYS (Defense)

🔹 We'll start with 1-on-1 drills. Cornerback Adoree' Jackson got his hands on two passes during this period, breaking up the play on both.

🔹 Cornerbacks Tre Hawkins III, Darnay Holmes, Amani Oruwariye and Zyon Gilbert all forced incompletions during individual drills.

🔹 Safety Bobby McCain excelled today in team drills, showing great coverage on numerous plays and forcing several incompletions.

🔹 Safety Jason Pinnock prevented a catch on a pass to Lions tight end Sam LaPorta.

🔹 Defensive lineman Leonard Williams and outside linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux both got into the backfield during team drills, forcing the officials to stop the play.

🔹 Defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence had another pressure up the middle during the final 11-on-11 period, which likely would have been a sack in a game.

🔹 After a botched snap by the Lions, safety Dane Belton got in the backfield for a sack. A few plays later, cornerback Gemon Green also recorded a sack.

View photos of the team traveling to Detroit for joint practices with the Lions before the preseason opener.