Pat Shurmur provides Giants excessive marks for OTA attendance

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There have been a number 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 workforce actions this spring, a departure from latest years, when gamers akin to Odell Beckham Jr. and Olivier Vernon had been no-shows.

“I do suppose it means one thing when the gamers get one thing out of being right here. I do imagine that while you practice collectively, you study one thing from the individuals that you’re coaching with,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur stated following Tuesday’s exercise. “I additionally know that if you’ll construct chemistry — we have now lots of new and lots 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 type of groups.

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


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

“I feel he’s essentially the most improved in my eyes,” the coach stated. “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 stated the Giants received’t have any joint scrimmages this 12 months throughout camp as a result of they play the groups he was contemplating through the season.


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