Rain fell early in the day in East Rutherford, but it dried up in time for the Giants to have Day 2 of the rookie mini-camp outdoors.
The Giants started practice with a not-so-subtle message.
One of the opening tunes for practice is “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys”— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) May 12, 2018
The the music selection took a bit of a turn, but the more important part of this video is a good look at a decent amount of what is going on at the practice field all at the same time.
Speaking of Lorenzo Carter, he was getting in some early one-on-one time with defensive coordinator James Bettcher after some blocking drills.
East Carolina quarterback Thomas Sirk is in camp on a tryout basis and while he threw some passes during the first day of practice, he took some time to work out with the tight ends on Day 2, both running routes and doing blocking drills. Sirk is listed at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds. On top of his 238 pass attempts for ECU last season, he had three receptions for 28 yards. He also saw work at quarterback later in the practice.
Tryout QB Thomas Sirk running routes at TE in positional drills.— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) May 12, 2018
Not your usual QB drill ... but it seems tryout QB Thomas Sirk is getting a Day 2 look at tight end. pic.twitter.com/JnSauWNJiO— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) May 12, 2018
Undrafted Penn State cornerback Grant Haley made a good impression on Friday and that appeared to continue on the second day of camp.
Another PBU for Grant Haley.— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) May 12, 2018
Haley’s play has gotten attention, as it should, but the Giants have also made a significant financial commitment to him with a $25,000 signing bonus. While that’s still well below what the 253rd pick of the draft receives, that’s a big deal for a UDFA — a third of the $75,000 UDFA bonus pool — and could give Haley an advantage in making the roster.
#Giants UDFA cornerback Grant Haley received a massive guarantee upon signing. Haley signed a $100K deal, which includes a $25K signing bonus, source says.— Matt Lombardo (@MattLombardoNFL) May 12, 2018
Of course it wouldn’t be a complete practice report without a look at Saquon Barkley.
Barkley getting his touches on Day 2 of rookie mini camp pic.twitter.com/1iwysBu8ZW— John Healy (@jphealy) May 12, 2018
...or a Kyle Lauletta update.
So far most of Lauletta’s passes have been high. And I should add there’s not that much of a wind.— Patricia Traina (@Patricia_Traina) May 12, 2018
Clearly, there’s not a lot of detail to be had here, but that should be expected for a brief rookie minicamp. This is all for a first look and to get the players situated and comfortable with NFL practices and playbooks. We’ll learn much more as we get deeper into the summer with more workouts that lead up to training camp.