Five things we learned at practice (7/22)

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Here are five things that we learned at today's #GiantsCamp practice

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1. McClain left practice early.Jameel McClain, who was playing middle linebacker with the first team in place on injured Jon Beason, had to leave Tuesday’s practice with what Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is hoping “is just a matter of a sore foot.”  The Giants opened practice with Jacquian Williams and rookie Devon Kennard playing on his outside. Spencer Paysinger and Mark Herzlich also rotated in and out with the top unit.

2. Beatty and Brown rotated at left tackle.
The first-team offensive line was in constant rotation on Tuesday. The Giants opened with Charles Brown, Geoff Schwartz, J.D. Walton, Brandon Mosley, and Justin Pugh. Brown alternated on the outside with Will Beatty, who is limited coming off a fractured leg. Rookie second-round draft pick Weston Richburg also moved to right guard -- Chris Snee’s former position -- when Brandon Mosley left practice early on a hot day at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

3. Wilson looked dynamic as ever.  Running back David Wilson, who was cleared on Monday for full participation in camp after undergoing a fusion of the vertebrae to repair the herniated disc in his neck in January, took reps with the second-team offense. He was making cuts like his old self and still looks like one of the most athletic players on the field.

4. The first interception of camp went to DRC. Offseason acquisition Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie got off to a fast start in his first training camp with the Giants. The cornerback picked off Eli Manning early in team drills on a pass intended for rookie Odell Beckham Jr., who pulled up on the route. Second-year safety Cooper Taylor grabbed the second and final interception of the day later on a tipped pass from Curtis Painter. Rookie safety C.J. Barnett almost made it back-to-back picks on the next play but couldn’t quite come down with the ball.

5. Ryan Nassib is making his case.
The second-year quarterback picked up where he left off in spring football and showed good command with the second-team offense on Tuesday. Among all the sophomores on the team, Nassib has stuck out as one of the players who has improved the most from year one to year two.