Quest Diagnostics Center—-The Giants started off the practice in red zone drills as offense and defense went back and forth in pads for a change. Defensive players, Leonard Williams and LB Azeez Ojulari, had another day off for the for the second day. Daniel Jones and the offense looked real and impressive and the offense looked sharp in the red zone session.
Jones hit Daniel Bellinger, Darius Slayton, and Saquon Barkley for touchdown scores. Slayton made an impressive grab in the back of the end-zone.
All of the practices are with NFL officials presiding over them and they were a little flag happy in the red-zone period.
Safety Jason Pinnock was flagged for taunting Isaiah Hodgins after an incomplete pass.
Darrian Beavers committed a PI infraction at the goal line got caught tugging on Barkley’s Jersey on a out and up route.
WR Parris Campbell is making a name at training camp. The 26-year-old slot receiver runs very crisp routes and is not afraid to run across the middle. At Friday’s practice, Campbell caught a few nice receptions and gave S Darnay Holmes problems running slants in the red-zone.
New Formation For The G-Men:
The Giants were experimenting with the wildcat formation with Barkley leading the way.
Barkley was in the back field taking snaps — some with Jones split motioning out to the wide receiver position. The G-Men will implement every formation they can muster to compliment its array of talent they have surrounding Daniels this year.
Earlier in the media presser, head coach Brian Daboll talked about Neal’s progress and his improved technique.
“I think Evan’s done a good job, like I said a couple of days ago. He’s improved, he’s got the right mindset and we’ll just grinding along with him,” Daboll said.
Also, the Giants also made a few transactions on Friday, waiving wide receiver Jeff Smith with an injury designation. The veteran had suffered a knee injury earlier in the week.
If Smith clears waivers, he will go back to injured reserve destination.
The Giants signed nose tackle Donovan Jeter, who was recently released by the Bears.
The 6-foot-3, 325-pound Jeter was originally signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Michigan in 2022. He also spent some time with the Washington Commanders last year.
DT Leonard Williams, WR Sterling Shepherd and OLB Azeez Ojulari were given rest days.