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3 Standout Players at minicamp practice (6/17)

Posted Jun 16, 2015

Giants.com's Dan Salomone highlights three players that made an impact at practice

CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE

CB Prince Amukamara and Rodgers-Cromartie are looking to become a formidable cornerback tandem in their second season together after both dealt with injuries in 2014.

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Now healthy, they’re the veteran leaders of the secondary and are producing in practice. On Wednesday, Rodgers-Cromartie made a one-handed interception over his shoulder on a deep pass down the right sideline.

And for the second-straight day, Rodgers-Cromartie was part of a defense that prevented the offense from scoring on the final two-minute drive of practice.

CB PRINCE AMUKAMARA

He’s back. After making the highlight reel yesterday, Amukamara notched his second interception in as many days at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

On Wednesday, the second day of minicamp, Amukamara made a play that looked a lot like his Tuesday interception as he picked off a Ryan Nassib pass, jumping into the quarterback’s passing lane and grabbing the turnover as his teammates waved him down the sideline. Also like Tuesday, Amukamara led a strong day for the defense.

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“I think we’re headed in the right direction,” Amukamara said after practice about the new defense under Steve Spagnuolo. “Coach always preaches to compete, and that’s what we’re trying to do and not trying to play to the other opponent’s energy -- try to have our energy and create our own. And I think we’re doing a good job of doing that.”

WR RUEBEN RANDLE

With Victor Cruz and Odell Beckham Jr. sidelined, Randle has been the go-to wide receiver this spring for the Giants.

The fourth-year pro, who had career highs in catches (71) and receiving yards (938) last season, has made the most of it. On Wednesday, Randle juked cornerback Jayron Hosley after a quick pass that he turned up the field for a big gain. This spring has also been an opportunity for Randle to continue to build his chemistry with quarterback Eli Manning, whose arm is looking stronger than ever.

“I would definitely agree with you on that,” Randle said. “He overthrew me twice and I don’t ever recall that happening. That is something we noticed down at Duke working with him. We noticed that his arm got stronger and that is exciting for us.”