1. Big Blue had a highlight day.
We’ll start with the side in blue jerseys: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie broke up back-to-back passes early in team drills; both DE Jordan Stanton and LB Jameel McClain wrestled down interceptions off tipped passes at the line of scrimmage (McClain’s ended practice); and CB Charles James II picked off QB Ryan Nassib.
Now for the team in white: WR Rueben Randle caught a touchdown on a fade pass from QB Eli Manning; RB Kendall Gaskins made a nifty grab for a running back; and, despite the interception, Nassib had a good day with completions to tight ends Kellen Davis and Larry Donnell and another to WR Mario Manningham, who made a tough one-handed grab right in front of the crowd at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. >> Watch more highlights HERE
2. The 1-on-1 drills didn’t disappoint.
One of the fun parts of training camp is seeing how one teammate can do against another. On one field, you had matchups like Rodgers-Cromartie vs. WR Victor Cruz, CB Prince Amukamara vs. Randle, and so on. WR Travis Harvey, originally an undrafted Florida A&M product who spent time with the Titans last summer, got the best of Amukamara on one play for a big gain. On another field, you had the big guys getting down and dirty with 1-on-1s of their own in the trenches. DT Johnathan Hankins had one of the highlights when he took down OG Brandon Mosley. >> Watch more highlights HERE
Rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants’ first-round draft pick who is dealing with a hamstring issue, suited up on Thursday but wasn’t cleared for participation. Rather, he worked on the sidelines, including catching passes from all angles on the JUGS machine. >> Watch Odell Beckham LSU Highlights
4. Injury Report.
DE Robert Ayers Jr., WR Corey Washington, and CB Bennett Jackson had to leave practice with ankle injuries. DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) and OL John Jerry (knee) did not practice.
As mentioned above, Manning hit Randle on a fade pass for a touchdown. The two found the end zone again later on the other side of the field. Manning threw a dart to Randle over the middle, who made a toe-tapping catch in the back of the end zone. >> Watch more highlights HERE