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Top Plays: Daniel Jones hits Isaiah Hodgins for red-zone touchdown


The New York Giants are grinding away at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

The team put the pads back on for a run-heavy practice, which was good for coaches to coach but bad for writers to write. Nevertheless, there were still some high-flying moments from this dog day of camp:

Catch up on all the action from Tuesday's training camp practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.


🔹 The highlight of the day was a short, back-shoulder touchdown pass from Daniel Jones to wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins. It ended a spirited drive near the end of a practice.

🔹 Jones threw a touchdown to rookie wide receiver Jalin Hyatt during a 1-on-1 drill to kick off the action.

🔹 During the same period, wide receiver Jaydon Mickens caught a long touchdown from Tommy DeVito.


🔹 The offense was clean in the turnover department a day after the safeties accounted for two interceptions.


🔹 The non-scoring play of the day was a long run by Saquon Barkley up the sideline.

"He's been impressive in all the ways he usually is on the field with his ability," Jones said. "And he's been impressive just with his demeanor, his leadership, his attitude. I think he's been big in the passing game for us in space and running routes, getting open, making explosive plays that way, too. He's had a great camp."

🔹 Tight end Darren Waller made a nice play on a back-shoulder pass from Jones during 1-on-1 work.

🔹 The rookie cornerbacks were the story of the day. Both Deonte Banks and Tre Hawkins III continue to see time with the first team while veteran Adoree' Jackson works in the slot. Each of the three broke up a pass during 1-on-1 drills. Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale was asked before practice how many cases of Pepto Bismol does he need when he contemplates starting two rookies at cornerback.

His response may have surprised some.

"None at all," Martindale responded. "I mean, you've got to play the best guys. That's just, like I said, there's still a lot of competition going on out there. But it just so happens, they're both playing really well right now and they deserve the reps with the 1s. That's what this league is all about. That's what our organization, and Dabs (head coach Brian Daboll) and (general manager) Joe (Schoen) are all about. We're excited to see their growth. Every day is a new day for them as far as there's something else they find out, there's a different kind of shift, there's a different kind of movement. The faster that can become just natural to them instead of thinking while they're doing it, the faster you'll see them make more plays, and it's fun to watch."

🔹 Wide receiver Darius Slayton drew a long defensive pass interference penalty during a team period.

🔹 Outside linebacker Tomon Fox, who played in 16 regular-season and two postseason games as an undrafted rookie last year, had a productive day. The former North Carolina Tar Heel got in the backfield at least twice. The first was a pressure that would have likely been a sack, and the second was disrupting a screen pass.

"I think Tomon has done a nice job," Martindale said of Fox, who hit Lions quarterback Nate Sudfeld on the first play from scrimmage in Friday's preseason opener, leading to safety Jason Pinnock's interception. "Tomon, undrafted free agent from North Carolina, knows how he made the team last year, and he has to keep that mindset, which he has, every day the rest of his career. Those late, undrafted free agents, the late-round draft choices, they have a chip on their shoulder, and they should because they know they belong at this level. That was one of his better pass rushes I've seen since he's been here, and it obviously caused a big play on the first play of the game."

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