The Giants returned to the practice fields on Tuesday for OTA No. 2.
After working extensively in the red zone to kick off spring practices on Monday, they worked primarily in the middle of the field. Here are the highlights from the day:
View photos of OTA practice No. 2 at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
🔹 Backup Tyrod Taylor threw the lone touchdown of the day, connecting with wide receiver David Sills V in a 7-on-7 period that saw the offense advance the ball to the red zone. Sills, who also made an over-the-shoulder catch today, caught a touchdown on Monday from Daniel Jones.
🔹 The offense was clean in that department today. Yesterday, the lone takeaway was a tip drill in the end zone. Rookie safety Gervarrius Owens, the seventh and final selection by the Giants last month, deflected a pass up in the air, and outside linebacker Tomon Fox came down with it.
🔹 The lack of interceptions didn't mean there weren't plays made on defense. Cornerback Darnay Holmes flashed a few times and made two nice pass deflections.
Linebacker Bobby Okereke also got his hand on the football and broke up a pass over the middle. Okereke, a former third-round pick who spent his first four seasons in Indianapolis, is known for racking up tackles and, today, showed his ability against the pass. When he signed with the Giants in March, Okereke said he was able to show the latter last season as he was "tasked with being in man coverage a lot versus tight ends and running backs. I won a majority, if not most, of my 1-on-1 battles. I've got great length. I've got great speed. I've got great athleticism. And I think just my mental processing helps me be a very good zone coverage linebacker. So, I'm just excited about the opportunity."
🔹 Meanwhile, his old Colts teammate made some plays today on the other side of the ball. Wide receiver Parris Campbell was a frequent target for Jones on Tuesday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
"I'm excited," Okereke said in March when he learned he would be reuniting with Campbell. "You're getting a fast, physical guy. And you're getting a great leader. He's got a great personality. He's competitive. Parris is just an all-around great guy. … He's always had elite speed. I noticed that from Day 1 OTAs. Guys got to come into the league and figure out their bodies. He's faced a lot of adversity with injuries, but that's only made him more resilient. You saw in his first year of full-time production, he was very successful. So, he's just looking forward to capitalizing and growing on that."
🔹 Jamison Crowder and Jeff Smith, two more off-season additions to the wide receiver room, flashed their speed on completions from Taylor. Rookie Jalin Hyatt, Isaiah Hodgins, Kalil Pimpleton, Collin Johnson, and Darius Slayton also got on the board with catches.
🔹 Tight end Darren Waller made a spinning catch in the air on a pass from Jones in 7-on-7s.
🔹 May 25 (coach Brian Daboll and players set to speak to media), May 30-31, June 2, June 5-6, June 8-9, June 13-15 (minicamp).
View photos of the first organized team practice activity (OTA) at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.