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The defense had been getting close, but it could not quite get a turnover the past couple practices at OTAs.

But safety Josh Gordy broke the streak today with an interception off quarterback Ryan Nassib during 7-on-7 drills.

The 5-foot-11, 196-pound Gordy signed with the Giants in the middle of April after three seasons with the Colts, and one each with the Rams and Packers. He has played in 59 regular-season games with 11 starts (eight at cornerback, one at free safety and two as an extra defensive back).

He has 99 career tackles with five interceptions, 11 passes defensed, and one sack.


Photos of Giants WR/KR Dwayne Harris

Over the last three seasons combined, Dwayne Harris ranked fifth in the NFL in punt return yards (885) and second in punt return average (12.3) while also running two back for touchdowns from 78 and 86 yards. In that span, he was also eighth in kick return yards (1,809) and 12th in kick return average (26.2). But the former Cowboy came to the Giants this year to do more than special teams. As his new coaches continue to find ways to use him in the system, Harris had a busy practice today as a returner while also coming down with a handful of nice catches.

"Dwayne is a guy we are going to throw into the mix," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said earlier this month. "We already have right away. He is a guy that brings in a little bit of attitude and a little bit of toughness. I like that."


While he'll argue that Prince Amukamara is the vocal leader of the group, Rodgers-Cromartie is more of the quiet type and leads by example. He did that on Tuesday as the secondary forced an interception and came close on a few others. Rodgers-Cromartie also showed his range when he tracked a deep pass and forced it to fall incomplete.

"I would say this defense is kind of corner friendly," Rodgers-Cromartie said Monday when asked about the new defense under Steve Spagnuolo. "In some of the things that [Spagnuolo] does, it allows you to use your vision a whole lot more and do some things that really plays to -- the corners that we have -- our skillsets  as far just vision and then breaking on balls."

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