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Top Plays: Giants return to field with heavy red-zone day

After a week in Detroit, the New York Giants returned to the practice fields at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. There is now officially less than a month until the season opener, but first, the team will host the Panthers and Jets in the second and third preseason games, respectively.

They jumped right in with a heavy practice in the red zone, which led to plenty of notable action. Here is what stood out on Monday:

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


🔹 The action started with one-on-one drills in the red zone, where Daniel Jones threw two touchdowns to rookie third-round pick Jalin Hyatt. Jones also found fellow wide receivers Jamison Crowder, Isaiah Hodgins, and Sterling Shepard for scores. He also hit tight end Darren Waller in the end zone.

🔹 During the same period, Tyrod Taylor threw touchdowns to Kalil Pimpleton and Jaydon Mickens.

🔹 In full-team periods, Jones threw two red-zone touchdowns to Waller and another through traffic to Hodgins.

🔹 Tight end Chris Myarick, who played in 16 games with eight starts for the Giants last season, had a big day with two touchdown catches. One was from Taylor and the other DeVito, whom he also helped get into the end zone on a quarterback run with a long block on the edge.

🔹 Hyatt and Jaydon Mickens also caught red-zone touchdowns.


🔹 Safety Dane Belton picked up where he left off in Detroit, where the second-year pro notched an interception and returned it 42 yards to set up Tommy DeVito's touchdown pass to former Don Bosco Prep teammate Tommy Sweeney. On Monday, Belton jumped in the throwing lane for a pick-six.

🔹 Gervarrius Owens, a seventh-round rookie from Houston, notched another interception for the safety group, corralling a pass that was tipped straight in the air.

"We've got a really good room," veteran safety Xavier McKinney said. "We've got a lot of talent, a lot of guys that have the ability to go get the ball, so we're just going to keep stacking, for sure."


🔹 Deonte Banks, who wears No. 36, and Tre Hawkins III, who wears No. 37, are becoming quite the rookie duo at cornerback. They kicked off the one-on-one drills with one pass breakup apiece.

"I thought for their first game, I thought they played really well," McKinney said of their debuts. "They played composed, and they went out there and were competitive. We didn't expect anything less. We saw them put in the work throughout the weeks to build up to that game, and we've been helping them along the way. Obviously, they're going to have their growing pains and they're still having their growing pains, but they're competing and they're competitive guys. So, we know every game day they're going to come with their best stuff."

🔹 McKinney came around the edge for what would have been a sack.

🔹 Rookie defensive lineman Jordon Riley continued his upward trajectory with what would have been a tackle for loss on Monday.

"I think he's made steady improvement," Daboll said before practice of the raw seventh-round pick who played at four different colleges. "He's got a good room to be in for a young player with the veterans [Dexter Lawrence, Leonard Williams, Rakeem Nuñez-Roches, and A'Shawn Robinson]. They are really invaluable in there for young players. And then [defensive line coach Andre Patterson] and [assistant defensive line coach Bryan] Cox do a good job. He's come along slowly, he's improved every day since he has been here. Thought he showed out well for himself, played a lot of snaps. He's in a good spot relative to the room he's in, the people that he can learn under. He's got the right mindset."

🔹 Darrian Beavers had a pressure as he continues to compete for spot next to veteran Bobby Okereke at linebacker. Beavers appeared on the first team in the inaugural unofficial depth chart and was trailed by fellow second-year pro Micah McFadden, who had a nice pass breakup today.

🔹 Cornerback Cor'Dale Flott, who left Friday's preseason opener with an abdominal injury, was back at practice and forced an incompletion.



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