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Odell Beckham Jr. shines at final open practice

Posted Aug 25, 2015

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

WR ODELL BECKHAM JR.

On the day EA Sports released “Madden 16” with him on the cover, reigning AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Odell Beckham Jr. put up video game numbers in Tuesday’s training camp practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. He connected with Eli Manning on a handful of throws throughout the day as they continued to work out the kinks that showed up in the first two preseason games. Manning has targeted Beckham seven times with no completions.

“I don’t think we were far off on a number of them,” Manning said after the Giants’ preseason win over Jacksonville. “I think we were pretty close, it’s just about I think for both of us getting back to being in that game situation and things were flying and just keep repping things and getting good looks at it. It’s just a matter of being out there on the practice field and just keep working in these preseason games, keep working on things and we will get better. That’s the point of preseason games, to see where we stand and get some of those things out of the way and see what you need to fix up and there are some things we’ve got to fix.”

WR PRESTON PARKER


Third among Giants wide receivers in receptions and yards last season, Preston Parker is part of a deep competition at his position this summer. Days like today will help the fourth-year pro in that race. Parker made a highlight catch over his shoulder in the corner of the end zone for a touchdown from Eli Manning. In 16 games with seven starts in 2014, Parker had 36 catches for 418 yards and two touchdowns.

CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has 21 interceptions in his eight-year career, five of which he returned for touchdowns. He showed that nose for the ball today in practice, intercepting a Manning pass intended for wide receiver Rueben Randle. Rodgers-Cromartie caught the ball in stride and took it down the sideline for a pick-six.