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Practice Report (6/11): Notes from Day 1 of minicamp



* Daboll informed the media before practice that they would not be doing any 7-on-7 today, which meant Daniel Jones would not get any competitive reps since his knee injury recovery still has him sitting out 11-on-11 team drills. Jones said he should be ready to go on the first day of training camp.

* I watched the offense during individual drills today, starting with the quarterbacks and the skill position players. Jones got the most of his reps during this portion of practice, making sure to get reps throwing to the first-team wideouts. Jones said during his news conference that throwing against air can help that process along.

* Offensive line coach Carmen Bricillo continues to try to build chemistry with the group, working on a lot of combo blocks. He had the guards and centers working together with assistant offensive line coach James Ferentz while he worked with the offensive tackles and tight ends. They worked on moving in sync on zone runs with both players going in the same direction, as well as combo blocking a defensive lineman before getting to the second level to get to a linebacker. The tackles and tight ends also worked on pass protection, with the tight end chipping the defensive end to block in tandem with the offensive tackle.

* The competitive part of practice began with no-huddle work for the offense. After completing a pass to Malik Nabers to start the session and a scramble after strong coverage left no one open, Drew Lock hit Wan’Dale Robinson in rhythm over the middle. Robinson pulled away and ran for what would have been a 50-yard touchdown catch.

* Tommy DeVitto hit Bryce Ford-Wheaton on a deep crosser that would have gone for a long gain, although Elijah Chatman got some penetration on the play for what could have been a sack. With the final group, Nathan Rourke had two passes knocked away by Kaleb Hayes. During the entire no-huddle period, the defense had at least three plays where they played coverage so well the quarterback either had to eat the ball and run it or throw it away.

* The defense held strong during team red-zone drills and prevented a touchdown. Cor’Dale Flott prevented a completion, and Boogie Basham got penetration into the backfield on another. Brian Burns also got himself into the backfield during this team period and disrupted a pass play.

* In the final set of team drills, Deonte Banks played great coverage on Jalin Hyatt, who ran deep down the right sideline. Elijah Riley also knocked a pass away. Dru Phillips had the defensive play of practice, catching a pass that deflected off the hands of wide receiver Dennis Houston before it hit the ground for an interception.

* The offense made two big plays in the final team session of practice. Jalin Hyatt burst up the sideline and could have run for a score. Theo Johnson caught a deep touchdown pass from Tommy DeVito to the left side of the field.

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