CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE**
Just like in MetLife Stadium during games, there's a collective rise in the crowd when a deep pass is thrown at training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Factor in quarterback Eli Manning and a one-on-one matchup between wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and you can hardly tell the difference between the settings.
That was a scenario that unfolded during team drills on Saturday when Manning looked to Beckham deep down the right sideline. However, Rodgers-Cromartie showed his one-on-one skills and covered Beckham to force an incompletion. The play added up to a big day for the defense and not so much for the offense.
SAFETY LANDON COLLINS
Slotted on the first team since Day 1, the pro game doesn't seem like it will be too big or too fast for rookie Landon Collins, an All-America safety out of Alabama. Over the course of organized team activities (OTAs), minicamp and now two days of training camp, he still looks like he is up for the task and broke up a few passes that came close to interceptions during Saturday's practice. With no returning starters at his position, Collins has leaned on veterans like Rodgers-Cromartie as he becomes the quarterback of the secondary.
On Rodgers-Cromartie's advice, Collins said, "He says, 'man, it's out there, just go grab it and keep playing balls out and nothing is going to stop you.'"
Photos from Saturday's Giants Training Camp practice
TE JEROME CUNNINGHAM
Before leaving the practice field with a cramp on Saturday, tight end Jerome Cunningham was having another strong showing for the second day in a row at training camp. Spending most of last season on the Giants' practice squad, Cunningham needs practices like the ones he is having in order to make the final 53-man roster this year.
During the first-team offense's opening drive on Saturday, Cunningham caught consecutive passes from Eli Manning, the second resulting in a touchdown. Coughlin said afterwards that Cunningham has done "a few good things" at camp.