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Daniel Jones looks like he belongs


Daniel Jones kept the ball on a read-option at Tuesday’s minicamp, sprinting out to the right sideline and through the second level of the Giants’ defense. His teammates began hooting and hollering.

“Oh, man,” Sterling Shepard said with a grin. “He pulled that thing and picked the knees up. He looked good.”

Jones, the No. 6 overall pick, ran with both the second- and third-team offenses on Tuesday, alternating with backup Alex Tanney. Eli Manning ran exclusively with the ones.

Manning and Jones both had up-and-down days, but the rookie looked like he belonged. Another way to say it is he didn’t seem overwhelmed.

And his mobility was an exciting look at one element he could add to this offense -- even though, as Pat Shurmur explained, that option was already in the playbook.

“We’ve had them in our offense. Just depending on who the quarterback is and his skill set, certainly that’s always available to us,” Shurmur said. “But (Jones) looked good (on that run). Looked like he scored.”

Tanney, 31, had a pretty strong day throwing the ball. Kyle Lauletta was not a part of the rotation. His chances for making the roster in his second NFL season are not strong.

Daniel Jones (Frank Franklin II/AP)


The Giants could have fielded a Tour de France team with the amount of banged-up players riding the bikes off to the side of Tuesday’s practice field.

One surprise member of the cycling club was third-year tight end Evan Engram, a dynamic playmaker who has battled injuries, missing six games these first two years.

Shurmur assured that Engram is “just a little sore,” he is “fine” and will be “ready to go here soon.” Shurmur said all the players on the bikes were dealing with “minor things; no one longer-term.”

“We feel good about having everyone back here soon and definitely by the time we start camp,” the coach added.

Left tackle Nate Solder, right tackle Mike Remmers, DL Olsen Pierre, QB/TE Eric Dungey, safety Sean Chandler, and wideouts Brittan Golden and Alex Wesley all received work on the side.

Edge rusher Markus Golden participated in early parts of practice but did not appear to take the field in full-team, 11-on-11 drills. The Giants signed him to a one-year deal this offseason hoping he’d return to 100 percent from a 2017 ACL tear in his right knee. He was optimistic a couple weeks ago that he was feeling close to himself.

Brian Mihalik and Chad Wheeler continued lining up at left and right tackle with the first-team offense, respectively, in the absences of Solder and Remmers.

The first-team defense started with Dexter Lawrence, B.J. Hill and Dalvin Tomlinson on the line, Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis at inside linebacker, Kareem Martin and Lorenzo Carter on the outsides, Janoris Jenkins and DeAndre Baker at the outside corners, and Jabrill Peppers and Antoine Bethea as safeties.


The Giants signed OLB Keion Adams and waived/injured OLB Jeremiah Harris on Tuesday. Adams, 23, spent last season on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad. The 6-2, 245-pounder from Western Michigan was a seventh-round Steelers draft pick in 2017. He spent the 2017 season on injured reserve (shoulder) and the 2018 season on the practice squad. Harris was a Giants rookie undrafted free agent signing from Eastern Michigan.