David Tyree had an up-and-down day at the New York Giants’ first training camp session of the season on Monday.
After dropping an easy ball on a quick slant throw by Andre Woodson, Tyree bounced back to make a nice play on a pass thrown by rookie QB Rhett Bomar, The Star-Ledger reported.
NFL.com senior analyst Pat Kirwan attended the Giants’ first practice of camp and took a good look at the team’s receiving corps, saying that Tyree “showed us he’s back and is dangerous.”
The Giants opened training camp with 10 wide receivers on the roster.
Tyree appears to be one of four players — including Derek Hagan, Mario Manningham and Sinorice Moss — fighting for one or two roster spots. That is because the Giants made a point to select receivers in April’s draft, picking Ramses Barden and Hakeem Nicks. Incumbents Steve Smith and Domenik Hixon were key contributors for the Giants last season.
After practice, Giants coach Tom Coughlin commented on the play of his receiving corps at the team’s first practice.
“After going through the spring with these guys I became more comfortable,” Coughlin said. “Also, don’t forget, Sinorice (Moss) had a nice spring. Steve Smith knows exactly what he is being asked to do at this point in time. Mario Manningham had a nice offseason. We are going to have to see the continued growth of those guys, but they were all brought here. They were high draft choices. They were brought here for a reason. We were encouraged by the spring.”