Eli Manning took first-team reps in N.Y. Giants OTAs


Eli Manning has no intention letting questions about his ironman streak continue.

Last month, the quarterback's availability to participate in the New York Giants OTAs seemed in doubt after his offseason ankle surgery. Allowing the 33-year-old veteran time to properly heal made sense.

Manning, however, is a quick healer.

Just seven weeks after surgery, the quarterback "took quite a few snaps on the first day of OTAs" on Wednesday, according to the team's official website. Manning participated in individual drills and took "many" of the first team-reps.

Manning's participation is a good sign. Not only is he coming off a dreadful season, but the Giants are learning a new offense under coordinator Ben McAdoo.

Manning needs as many reps in the new up-tempo, West Coast scheme to gain chemistry with his revamped offensive line and receiving corps -- including rookie pass-catcher Odell Beckham. Getting this early experience will benefit the Giants come training camp.

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