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Standout players from OTA practice (6/6)

jenkins-center-6617.jpg names three impact players from the team's eighth OTA practice:

OTA No. 8 is in the books.

The New York Giants practiced inside the fieldhouse today at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. After a day away from the field tomorrow, the team wraps up organized team activities with back-to-back practices to end the week.


This was the second practice in a row where cornerback Janoris Jenkins could have – and probably should have by his standards – come down with an interception. Yesterday, he had one in his hands during the two-minute drill but could not maintain control coming across the field. Today, he came just as close, this time in the end zone. Regardless, Jenkins, who is coming off his first Pro Bowl nod in 2016, seems to be picking up where he left off, which is good news for the defense. Jenkins made a name for himself last season by shutting down the opposition's top receivers. He showed that skill again today by tracking six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Brandon Marshall and breaking up a pass intended for him.


Wide receiver Darius Powe, who flashed at times in last season's offseason workout program and landed on the practice squad, made a pair of terrific touchdown catches today during two-on-two drills. With two defensive backs going up against two receivers, Powe hauled in two over-the-shoulder catches from long range for scores. Powe is part of what will be a heated competition this summer at training camp. Wide receiver is up there as one of the deepest positions on the team, but the front office can't keep them all on the 53-man roster.


The third-year tight end had the catch of the day again, reeling in a Josh Johnson pass with his left hand during seven-on-seven drills. Kevin M. Gilbride's tight ends continue to pile up the impressive outings at practice, and Tye made this list just yesterday with his over-the-shoulder touchdown from rookie quarterback Davis Webb. Like wide receiver, tight end will be a position to watch at training camp following the first-round selection of Evan Engram.

Honorable mentions: defensive end Kerry Wynn intercepted a pass that was deflected at the line of scrimmage; after catching a touchdown in the two-minute drill on Monday, undrafted rookie wide receiver Keeon Johnson had another one today from Webb; cornerback DaShaun Amos broke up a potential touchdown pass in the end zone; undrafted wide receiver Travis Rudolph has been piling up the catches in OTAs and made another tough play over the middle today.

Remaining OTAs: June 8 and 9. Mandatory minicamp will be held June 13-15.

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