Observations from Giants training camp on Monday.
No. 2 QB Tyrod Taylor and WR Darius Slayton have strong chemistry after training together in Atlanta for multiple offseasons. A former starter, Slayton is on the cut border and played with the third-team offense in the intra-squad scrimmage, but plays like the leaping catch he made Monday are a reminder that he has proven big-play ability.
It was a brutal day for the Giants passing attack, marked by two interceptions from Daniel Jones (Xavier McKinney and Adoree Jackson). Jones was off the mark throwing to all levels in team drills – the timing with Kadarius Toney was out of sync and led to a drop – and even went to the sideline for one snap after a busted play, leading to Taylor’s first rep with the starters all camp.Daniel Jones talks with head coach Brian Daboll during Giants practice on Aug. 8, 2022.Charles Wenzelberg / New York PostTyrod Taylor (2) throws a pass during Giants practice on Aug. 8, 2022.Charles Wenzelberg / New York Post
Caught my eye
The Giants had at least 10 players back returning punts, including defensive backs Darnay Holmes and Jackson. Young receivers Wan’Dale Robinson and Kadarius Toney are part of the group, but a roster bubble player like Richie James or Jashuan Corbin could get a boost that way.
TE Andre Miller and OL Josh Ezeudu were added to the unofficial injury list. RB Matt Breida did not practice but said afterward it was a veteran’s maintenance day. TE Ricky Seals-Jones missed his eighth straight practice.