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Dwayne Harris among top performers at practice

Posted Aug 19, 2015

Giants.com's Dan Salomone highlights three standout players at practice

WR DWAYNE HARRIS

On a day loaded with deep passes, wide receiver Dwayne Harris pulled in the longest one of Wednesday’s training camp practice when Eli Manning hit him deep down the middle during team drills for a touchdown. Harris, who came to the Giants this season looking for a bigger role on offense after being a special teams ace in Dallas, also caught a handful of others today at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

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“Dwayne is a guy that when the lights came on the other night, you could see some physicality from him,” offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said, referring to last Friday’s preseason opener. “He’s a guy that doesn’t mind getting mixed up in the run game. He’s working to learn the offense from a couple different positions inside and outside. He’ll have some opportunities here over the next few weeks moving forward. It’ll be good to see him out there.”

DB TREVIN WADE

Trevin Wade just keeps making plays in camp as well as in games. A few days after he notched the first interception of the preseason for the Giants and returned it 61 yards against the Bengals, Wade ended practice with a walk-off interception on a Ryan Nassib pass down the sideline.

“He’s done a nice job,” defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said earlier this week. “When a guy steps up, he’s around the ball, he’s making plays—he made a big one at the end, I think you have to recognize that. At first I don’t think anybody really knew where he was, as a player. But it’s good to see him, I’d like to see more guys do that.”

QB ELI MANNING

Good practices didn’t lead to good results in the Giants’ first preseason game in Cincinnati, where the first-team offense with quarterback Eli Manning notched only 28 yards on 15 plays. But Manning and company are looking to change that. Including the play to Harris, Manning threw a handful of touchdowns in team and 1-on-1 drills.

>> ELI WANTS FOR FROM OFFENSE

“I think we’ve had some good practices this week and I thought we had some good practices versus the Bengals,” Manning said today. “That’s football, sometimes. We had some plays that we need to make that we’ve got to go make them on the field, we’ve got to make them on game days. I don’t think there’s a case of us doing things incorrectly; we’ve just got to do them a little bit better. I think we’re on the right process of getting better, and I think it’ll show up this weekend [against the Jaguars].”