Quarterback Eli Manning got the chance to throw passes with some of the New York Giants’ newest members.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been holding preseason workouts at Duke University for the best five years. This time around, Manning had two new members of his offense in attendance.
Recent Giants additions Brandon Marshall and Rhett Ellison made the trip down to develop some chemistry with their new signal caller. Marshall, a six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, comes to Big Blue hoping to capture a Super Bowl title before his career comes to a close. At 6-foot-5, he provides Manning the big outside receiving threat the Giants’ have lacked for so many years.
Meanwhile, Ellison brings a fairly diverse skill set with the ability to line up at both the tight end and fullback position. Through five seasons in the league, he’s caught only nine passes for 57 yards, but is a big contributor in other phases of the game. During his tenure in the NFL Ellison has earned a reputation as an excellent all around blocker.
Another Giants newbie also appeared for the workout. Former San Francisco 49ers running back Shaun Draughn came to work with his new quarterback. He’ll look to fill the role left by Bobby Rainey on the giants’ roster. The veteran journeyman likely hopes to stick in New York after playing for five different clubs through six years in the league. Draughn has career receiving numbers of 50 catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns.
Also in attendance at the workouts were Giants’ Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Roger Lewis, Will Tye and Jerell Adams. The team’s backup quarterback Josh Johnson was there as well to throw passes.
However, New York’s superstar wideout Odell Beckham Jr. did not participate. Beckham was reportedly recovering from an oral surgery and could not make it. He will be a go though come Apr. 18 for the team’s OTAs.