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New York Giants OTAs: Week 2 highlights

New York Giants OTAs: Week 2 highlights

The New York Giants made it through the second week of organized team activities (OTA) and have one more week before mandatory minicamp arrives.

While still missing Darren Waller, whose release can now save the Giants $11.6 million, we did see the return of wide receiver Darius Slayton from his contract dispute.

The Giants have one more week of voluntary OTAs before the mandatory three-day minicamp arrives on June 11. The media will be present at one more OTA practice next week and at three minicamp sessions before the offseason concludes.

With the second week of OTAs now concluded, here’s a look at the Giants’ highlights:

The New York Giants stand out in the second week of OTA

WR Dario Slayton

Returning after some incentives were added to his contract, Slayton picked up right where he left off as the team’s top receiver going into the 2023 season. According to Dan Duggan of The Athletic, Slayton caught a crossing route from Daniel Jones in 7-on-one drills. 7 and also had two receptions from Drew Lock.

WR Wan’Dale Robinson

Another wide receiver looking to continue his development as a reliable option, Robinson was active all day during the media’s viewing of Thursday’s practice. Duggan reported that Robinson lined up in both the backfield and outfield and that he had “five catches from Lock and two catches from Jones.”

CB Darnay Holmes

While much of the attention in the cornerback room has been on Deonte Banks and Cor’Dale Flott, who currently leads the cornerback competition, Holmes is trying to make his mark. He may have had the play of the day, botching a check-down to running back Eric Gray on the flat. Holmes was able to get the ball away from the sophomore running back and pick it up to recover a fumble.

CB Andrú Phillips

The rookie cornerback is starting to make a good impression during OTAs. Although he has positional flexibility, the Giants have been considering him as the nickelback and he has been working with the second-team defense. However, that hasn’t stopped him from making plays. According to Jon Schmeelk of the team’s website, Phillips “made a couple of passes” against Slayton and Isaiah Hodgins.

TE Theo Johnson

With Darren Waller out of the team indefinitely and a few other tight ends dealing with injuries, the opportunities have been there for the rookie. Johnson was quite active as a receiver during team drills, catching passes from Jones in 7-on-7 work and a pair of passes from Lock during no-huddle and red zone drills.

For more Giants coveragecheck out Kevin Hickey’s work at Sport News.