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Xavier McKinney, Adoree' Jackson making plays in secondary


The clock is ticking around the NFL.

The New York Giants are three days away from their first preseason game, which is a month before Week 1 kicks off in Tennessee. Accordingly, coach Brian Daboll ramped up the intensity this week at training camp, including an emphasis on conditioning.

"I'd say I learned a lot from my time at Buffalo, where they've gotten off to historically fast starts," Daboll said to begin the week. "Very healthy roster. So, I was thankful for my time learning under (Bills General Manager) Brandon (Beane) and (Bills Head Coach) Sean (McDermott) and how they did things there. And I think you just adapt every year. Adjust and adapt to whatever the rules are. How much practice time, the structure of it. I think that's what you get paid to do as a coach."

View the top photos from Monday's training camp practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Here are the highlights from Monday's practice:


*Tyrod Taylor hooked up with C.J. Board for two touchdowns, one from short range and another where he hit the receiver in stride to run by the defense.


*Safety Xavier McKinney, the only defensive back in the NFL last season with at least 90 tackles, 10 passes defensed and five interceptions, secured a pick during team drills. McKinney also made a spectacular pass breakup in Sunday's practice.

*Cornerback Adoree' Jackson made it two for the defense on the day and two already for himself this week. Jackson also had an interception in Sunday's practice.


*Wide receiver Collin Johnson made a tough, contested catch on a ball from Daniel Jones on the sideline during 1-on-1 drills. Jones also found wide receiver Richie James, who made a leaping catch in this session.

*Rookie edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux found himself in the backfield more than one for would-be sacks. Safety Julian Love and defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence did the same.

*Safety Andrew Adams, who is in his second stint with the Giants, flew to the sideline to break up a pass during a team period. Adams played his first two years with the Giants, followed by four with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Adams also did brief stints with the Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles. In Tampa, he played in 57 regular season games with 18 starts and in five postseason games, including the Buccaneers' victory against Kansas City in Super Bowl LV.


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