On back-to-back plays, Rodgers-Cromartie showed his range of skills as a standout cornerback in the NFL. Early in team drills, the Giants’ offseason acquisition recovered after wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan got a step on him down the right sideline and caught up to tip away the deep throw.
The next play was a jump ball thrown in his direction to wide receiver Marcus Harris. Rodgers-Cromartie, 6-2, out-jumped Harris, 6-1, and broke up the play. >> Watch
WR Mario Manningham
The Super Bowl XLVI hero made this list last week when he knocked off some rust in his second stint with the Giants. Manningham, who was sidelined for most of the last two seasons in San Francisco due to a lingering knee problem, did more than that on Thursday.
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He produced a nice over-the-shoulder catch from Ryan Nassib during the team portion of practice. Making it even better, Manningham made the juggling catch down the sideline closest to the fans, who gave him a nice cheer at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
The second-year cornerback out of Charleston Southern read the quarterback’s eyes the whole way when he intercepted an underneath pass from Ryan Nassib. James timed it perfectly and jumped the route for the turnover. Linebacker Jameel McClain, who has been the linebackers’ emotional leader on the field in Jon Beason’s absence, and defensive end Jordan Stanton also grabbed interceptions. Both came from tipped passes near the line of scrimmage.