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Giants minicamp practice report; Watch top plays (6/18)


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The New York Giants wrapped up their three-day minicamp on Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. It was the final time they will all be together until training camp as the team finished on a high note with a strong practice. So let's get to it.

Today's Day 3 Minicamp:


Quarterback Eli Manning wasted no time to start 11-on-11 team drills, hooking up with wide receiver Preston Parker deep down the right sideline.

Manning connected with Parker again in the two-minute drill before throwing a touchdown to Rueben Randle (more on that later).

Wide receiver Corey Washington showed his size and vertical jumping ability with a nice catch from Ryan Nassib. Rookie Geremy Davis also flashed his skill with a sideline grab, spinning to keep his body inbounds.

The only interception of the day went to cornerback Chykie Brown off third-string quarterback Ricky Stanzi, who was trying to find wide receiver Ben Edwards in the end zone. Brown, who joined the Giants midway through last season after playing for the Ravens since being drafted in 2011, prevented the touchdown.


The final drill of practice has brought out a spirited competition between the offense and defense over the three days of minicamp. After Steve Spagnuolo's defense took the first two days, Ben McAdoo's outfit won the final one with the first team.

Leading the way was Manning, who converted a third down on a pass to Parker after cornerback Prince Amukamara broke up the one before to put them in that position. On the next play, Manning launched a touchdown strike to Randle, who came down with the jump ball in the end zone.

After practice, Tom Coughlin was asked about Manning's arm this spring, to which the head coach responded, "It's very lively."


The patriarch of the First Family of Football, Archie Manning, took in today's practice from the sidelines to watch Eli, his youngest son. Archie played quarterback in the NFL for 14 seasons from 1971-1984, primarily with New Orleans, where Eli and his brothers Peyton and Cooper were born and raised.

Check out the best photos from the Giants final minicamp practice


Before Coughlin dismissed the class and "summer vacation" began for the players, the head coach gathered his team for one last huddle. His message, like always, was that the "NY" never comes off.


While rookies stick around for an extra day before the drafted players head to the Rookie Symposium, the Giants won't be back on the field until training camp, which begins July 30 at the QDTC.

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