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2. Ryan Nassib and Andre Williams took some first-team reps in preparation for the preseason finale.
The Giants have entered their final week of the preseason as they take on the New England Patriots in Thursday’s finale at MetLife Stadium. Starters don’t usually go long in this game, which means more time for Nassib, who took some reps with the first team today at quarterback and looked sharp. Meanwhile, rookie running back Andre Williams also saw action with the ones today. The fourth-round draft choice and 2013 Heisman Trophy finalist out of Boston College rushed 11 times for 49 yards, including a one-yard touchdown this past Friday against the Jets.
3. Eli Manning and Rueben Randle clicked.
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4. Peyton Hillis returned.
The seventh-year running back has missed the last three preseason games since injuring his ankle/foot but returned to practice on Sunday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Meanwhile, Jon Beason (foot) continued to rehab off to the side today with trainers, working on his change of direction and pass coverage mechanics. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) and cornerback Prince Amukumara (groin) also worked to the side while Trindon Holliday fielded punts but did not participate in team drills.
5. Ross Weaver hit a walk-off for the defense.
The cornerback, who went undrafted out of Michigan State in 2010 and spent time on the Giants’ practice squad last season, ended Sunday’s practice with an interception, picking off Curtis Painter’s pass intended for Corey Washington during the two-minute drill. Overall, Painter had a good practice, hitting wide receivers Julian Talley and Preston Parker for long touchdowns throughout the afternoon.