The Giants are nearing the end of their organized team activities, as Tuesday's practice was OTA No. 8 of 10. The team will be back on the field Thursday and Friday ahead of next week's minicamp.
A lot of Tuesday's 7-on-7 work took place right outside the red zone, where both sides of the ball made some strong plays.
Here is what happened at OTA No. 8:
Must-see photos from Tuesday's OTA practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
🔹 The first touchdown of the day came from Lawrence Cager as the tight end brought in a pass from Tyrod Taylor for the score. Cager caught his first career touchdown last season during the Week 9 win over the Texans.
🔹 After a deep reception brought the ball from outside the red zone to the two-yard line, Daniel Jones found wide receiver Darius Slayton in the end zone for a short touchdown. Jones and Slayton have developed a nice rapport since both were drafted by the Giants in 2019. Slayton completed the 2022 season with the most receiving yards on the team, marking the third time in four years he finished as the Giants' leading receiver.
🔹 Following Slayton's touchdown, Jalin Hyatt made a nice top-tapping catch in the back of the end zone for a score of his own.
🔹 Xavier McKinney made a nice play towards the sideline and pulled down an interception. The safety led the team with five interceptions during the 2021 season.
🔹 Just a few minutes later, Amani Oruwariye made the play of the day. The 27-year-old cornerback intercepted a pass over the middle and returned it the other way for a likely pick-six. Oruwariye registered six interceptions in just 14 games two seasons ago and totaled nine picks across his first four seasons, all with the Lions.
🔹 The offense got the first 7-on-7 period started with two consecutive completions from Jones to wide receiver Parris Campbell. After injuries derailed his first three seasons, Campbell played all 17 games (16 starts) for the Colts last season and set new career highs with 63 receptions for 623 yards and three touchdowns.
🔹 Jones also connected with tight end Darren Waller for a first down on several occasions throughout the 7-on-7 periods.
🔹 Rookie safety Gervarrius Owens broke up a deep pass near the end zone during the opening 7-on-7 period. Owens, the team's final draft pick this year, was a seventh-round selection (No. 254).
🔹 Later in practice, fellow rookie defensive back Tre Hawkins III broke up a pass near the sideline. The cornerback out of Old Dominion was taken in the sixth-round (No. 209) of this year's draft.
🔹 Hyatt showcased his speed during 7-on-7s, catching a short pass and taking it for a big gain. Hyatt averaged 18.9 yards per reception for Tennessee last season on his way to taking home the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top wide receiver.
🔹 June 8-9, 13-15 (minicamp)
View all the action from the Quest Diagnostics Training Center as OTAs come to a close.