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Top plays from Tuesday's exciting OTA practice


It was an eventful practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Tuesday.

The offense practiced on their own side of the field for most of the day, with the line of scrimmage moving between their own 20-yard line and the 50-yard line.

There were some guests at Tuesday's session as executives from the New York Yankees and New York Knicks watched from the sideline. The group included Yankees General Manager and Senior Vice President Brian Cashman, Yankees Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations Omar Minaya, Knicks Executive Vice President and Senior Basketball Advisor William Wesley, otherwise known as "World Wide Wes," among others.

With that said, let's dive into all of the action from Tuesday's practice.

See all the action from spring practices at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.


With the ball on the other side of the 50 for most of the day, there was only one play to make this section of the article.

*Nathan Rourke unleashed a deep ball 40+ yards in the air, which wide receiver Dennis Houston was able to bring down in impressive fashion right around the goal line. It was hard to tell if he crossed into the end zone or not, but at the very least, the ball would have been placed inside the 3-yard line.


It was a clean practice for the offense as they did not commit any turnovers during team drills.

Top Plays

*Let's start with 7-on-7, where Deonte Banks used his speed to stay on the receiver deep down the field and was able to get his hands on the ball to knock it away. Later during 11-on-11 drills, Banks forced incompletions on two additional passes.

"It's always a big difference between year one and year two," head coach Brian Daboll said about Banks at the start of OTAs. "Obviously he's done it for a whole year in terms of how we do things here, learning some new things of what we're putting in defensively, but he has the right mindset, he's working extremely hard and trying to do as good as he can do."

*Daniel Jones only participated in 7-on-7s. During this period, Jones threw a beautiful pass deep down the field to Isaiah Hodgins for what would have been a 50-yard gain.

*At the start of 11-on-11 drills, Tommy DeVito hit Theo Johnson for what would have been a first down. The next play, DeVito hit Darius Slayton on a slant for a first down.

*Speaking of Johnson, the rookie tight end made several impressive catches on Tuesday, including one in a tight window for what would have been a first down. Later in practice, Johnson caught a pass from Drew Lock up the seam for a 20+ yard gain.

*The pass to Johnson was the first of three big throws from Lock within a few plays. Lock connected with Bryce Ford-Wheaton for a gain of 30+ yards, and soon after, the quarterback stepped up in the pocket to escape pressure before launching a pass 30+ yards downfield to Allen Robinson, who completed the catch. Lock also found Chris Manhertz and Dennis Houston for solid gains towards the end of practice.

*In what seems like a common theme throughout OTAs, Brian Burns got himself into the backfield for what would have been a sack on two separate plays.

"First, I would say he's a great teammate, practices the way you want a pro to practice," Daboll said a few weeks ago. "Particularly a player of his type caliber. I think he's done a good job with the outside linebackers and his room of being a good mentor. He leads by example, but he also will speak up if he needs to speak up.

"He's been a really good addition to our football team up to this point. Glad we have him. Whether it's on defense, whether it's talking to guys on offense, the offensive line about certain things, good person and a good player."

*Dexter Lawrence got into the backfield and forced a throwaway during team drills, as did rookie linebacker Darius Muasau. Boogie Basham also likely would have had a sack.

*Darnay Holmes and Elijah Riley each recorded a pass breakup, while defensive lineman Casey Rogers batted a pass down at the line of scrimmage.

*Carter Coughlin made a nice play on the football to sniff out a screen pass and stop the play for no gain.

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