May 30, 204 New York Giants OTA Practice Report 


May 30, 204 New York Giants OTA Practice Report

The Giants held their fifth voluntary organized team activity (OTA) practice on Thursday, and second open to the media. No live contact is permitted during OTAs, but 7-on-7, 9-on-7, and 11-on-11 drills are allowed. The five remaining OTA practices will be held on May 31, June 3-4, and June 6-7. A mandatory mini-camp will also be held June 11-12.

The Giants have waived/injured Gary Brightwell and signed free agent safety Elijah Riley.


Brightwell’s 2023 season was largely sabotaged by a hamstring injury that he suffered in Week 7. He spent the remainder of the year on Injured Reserve. In the seven games that he did play, Brightwell carried the ball nine times for 19 yards (2.1 yards per carry) and caught five passes for 47 yards. His biggest impact remained as a core special teams player. The Giants drafted Brightwell in the 6th round of the 2021 NFL Draft. In this three seasons with the Giants, Brightwell played in 37 games with no starts, carrying the ball 41 times for 164 yards (4.0 yards per carry) and one touchdown. He also had 11 receptions for 92 yards.

The 25-year old, 6’0”, 205-pound Riley was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles after the 2020 NFL Draft. He has spent time with the Eagles (2020-2021), New York Jets (2021-2022), and Pittsburgh Steelers (2022-2023). Riley has played in 30 regular-season games, accruing 62 tackles, two sacks, and one pass defense. His most productive season was in 2021 when he started seven games for the Jets. Most of Riley’s playing time with the Steelers in 2023 came on special teams

WR Darius Slayton revealed on Thursday that the team has revised his contract, adding incentives but not guaranteed money. Slayton was entering the final year of his 2-year, $12 million contract. Slayton had been holding out of the voluntary offseason workouts. Slayton’s incentives increased from $1.5 million to $2.15 million. He now has the opportunity to earn an extra $650,000.


TE Darren Waller (considering retirement) was not at practice. WR/Returner Gunner Olszewski was spotted limping off of the field after slipping on the grass while running a route

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