1. Hello, Washington!
Good things happen when you're throwing at a 6-foot-4, 214-pound target. Eli Manning did just that on Wednesday with second-year wide receiver Corey Washington, who hauled in a handful of catches during the first day of organized team practice activities (OTAs) at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
The play of the day came on a jump ball that Washington grabbed at the goal line during team drills.
2. Yo, Adrien!
Fourth-year tight end Adrien Robinson, who scored his first career touchdown last season, found the end zone on a pass from Eli Manning, who is benefitting from having another year under offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
"It was important having this last month – watching the film, talking a lot about the mechanics, the footwork, being able to go outside with him and working on a lot of drill work," Manning said. "A lot of it is stuff I wasn't able to do last year. I was coming off the ankle surgery, I had a new offense – a lot of things going through the mind, trying to figure out concepts. This year, I understand the concepts. I'm still working on it, but I'm concentrating on the footwork and the mechanics and the timing of everything. It was great to have that this year and kind of get back to the basics of everything. I feel comfortable, I feel real good right now."
3. Rookie Thompson tallies first INT.
Rookie safety Mykkele Thompson put the defense on the board with an interception of quarterback Ryan Nassib during 7-on-7 drills. Thompson, the Giants' fifth-round draft choice from Texas, tracked the lob pass intended for wide receiver Preston Parker and snatched it out of the air for the turnover.
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