Pat Shurmur provides Giants excessive marks for OTA attendance

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There have been a couple of excused absences. An occasional participant not being current. However in any other case, the Giants had near-perfect attendance for his or her voluntary organized crew actions this spring, a departure from current years, when gamers reminiscent of Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon had been no-shows.

“I do assume it means one thing when the gamers get one thing out of being right here. I do consider that whenever you practice collectively, you study one thing from the individuals that you’re coaching with,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur mentioned following Tuesday’s exercise. “I additionally know that if you’ll construct chemistry — now we have a number of new and a number of younger — so the extra time they’ll spend collectively, the higher.”

On some groups which were collectively for a very long time, constructing chemistry within the offseason isn’t fairly as necessary. However the Giants, with so many newcomers, aren’t a kind of groups.

“I’m glad, it exhibits that they care and it exhibits that they assume what we’re doing is necessary,” Shurmur mentioned. “I feel the time they spend collectively goes to assist in the long term.”


Shurmur has been impressed by rookie extensive receiver Darius Slayton, the crew’s fifth-round select of Auburn, who has gotten some first-team reps this spring.

“I feel he’s probably the most improved in my eyes,” the coach mentioned. “We anticipated lots out of him when he received right here. The rookie minicamp was unremarkable, however since that point [he has performed well].”


After exercises the following two days, the non-rookies will go their separate methods, till returning for coaching camp, which begins on July 24. Rookies have one other few days of exercises subsequent week earlier than their break begins.

Shurmur mentioned the Giants received’t have any joint scrimmages this yr throughout camp as a result of they play the groups he was contemplating throughout the season.


Cornerback Sam Beal was again after lacking two minicamp practices final week for private causes.