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Standout players from Training Camp practice (8/14)

Posted Aug 14, 2016

These three players made a key impact at Giants Training Camp Practice:

First-year head coach Ben McAdoo has a vision for his team: sound, smart, tough, committed to discipline and poise.

The summer is the time for players to compete and show they can be all those things. With less than a month to go, the Giants will find 53 of those players before kicking off Week 1 at Dallas on Sept. 11.

“You can’t get there in one day,” McAdoo said. “It’s a process and a development and it takes time to get it done.”

>> READ: TRAINING CAMP PRACTICE REPORT

Here are three players who stood out today at camp:

CB JANORIS JENKINS

The veteran cornerback grabbed a rare interception off Eli Manning, who hadn’t thrown one since the first snap of training camp. Manning was trying to find rookie wide receiver Sterling Shepard down the left sideline, but the ball hung up in the air long enough for Jenkins to get in front of it. Jenkins, who has 10 career interceptions and five returned for touchdowns, signed with the Giants this offseason after spending his first four NFL seasons with the Rams.

WR ODELL BECKHAM JR.

The Giants planned on playing Beckham in a handful of plays Friday night, but after the game was delayed by severe weather, they decided to shut him down for the preseason opener. Manning, who also sat out, made up for lost time with the two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver. In the first practice since the game, Beckham caught two touchdowns from Manning in the red zone, including a slick, sliding catch in the back corner of the end zone.


TE LARRY DONNELL

Donnell’s breakout game came in 2014 at Washington, where he caught three touchdowns, none longer than six yards. Now the Giants need him to get back to that form. The Giants circled the red zone as a major point of emphasis this offseason and have worked extensively on it during training camp. On Sunday, Manning threw three touchdowns from close range, including one to Donnell. The 6-foot-6, 265-pound tight end spun to shed safety Landon Collins in the end zone for the score. Donnell is looking for a comeback campaign in 2016 after missing the second half of last year with a neck injury.