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Giants OTA Practice Report; Things we learned (6/12)

The New York Giants can check one more item off the list in preparation for the 2015 campaign.


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The team concluded organized team activities (OTAs) on Friday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, wrapping up the 10th and final practice allotted in the collective bargaining agreement.

After breaking for the weekend, Big Blue will resume Tuesday with the start of mandatory minicamp as the new season continues to come into focus.

But first, here is a final recap of OTA No. 10:


Wide receiver Preston Parker had it going at practice (more on him later) and made the play of the day, finding enough separation for quarterback Eli Manning to land the ball right in his hands for a long completion down the right sideline.

Parker later caught a short touchdown pass that was batted around a few times near the goal line as he was able to scoop it before the ball hit the ground.

Backup quarterback Ryan Nassib and wide receiver Dwayne Harris hooked up a few times, including a one-handed grab. Nassib also hit rookie wide receiver Geremy Davis twice during the two-minute drill.

Cornerback Chykie Brown flashed on a couple of plays again in non-contact drills, as did fellow defensive back Chandler Fenner, who broke up a key pass for the defense during the two-minute drill.

Manning and tight end Jerome Cunningham also connected a few times for big gains.


For the second-straight day, Parker, who was the Giants' third-leading receiver last season, had a productive practice. Before you knew it, he already had a half-dozen receptions from Manning.

"Preston is that dog that we need in the receiving room," fellow wide receiver Rueben Randle said. "He just goes out there and whatever coach needs him to do, he's going to do it, and he's not going to hesitate. He's not going to question it. He's just going to go out there and get the job done."

Check out the best photos from Friday's practice


Before the final whistle blew on OTAs, coach Tom Coughlin called for a pair of two-minute drills. First up was Nassib, who hooked up twice with Davis as he guided the offense down the field to set up a successful field goal attempt by Chris Boswell.

Then it was Manning's turn. A long completion to Cunningham got the offense across midfield, but the drive ended there as the defense forced a few incompletions to end practice.


With OTAs in the books, next up for the Giants is mandatory minicamp, which will be held June 16-18 at the QDTC. Training camp will follow at the end of July in the same location.

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