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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie came close to ending Eli Manning's interception-less streak at training camp, but the ball slid out at the last moment and hit the ground for an incompletion. Either way, it was a terrific attempt as part of a big day for Rodgers-Cromartie at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, including breaking up passes during both team and 1-on-1 drills.

"The thing I look at is for the guys to get better, we have to practice every day," cornerbacks coach Tim Walton said. "We have to be on the field and guys have been working hard on trying to do that and given the condition to be able handle the games on Sunday. [Rodgers-Cromartie] has taken a great step forward with that."



Looking to follow up a breakout campaign in 2014 in which he had 63 catches for 623 yards and six touchdowns, Larry Donnell got off to a slow start this season due to Achilles tendinitis that limited him in the spring. However, the third-year tight end is getting back up to speed and had his most productive day so far at training camp, hauling in a handful of passes, including a great sideline grab.

"He's coming along," coach Tom Coughlin said. "He made a really nice play. I think every day he gets a little bit more mobility and he looks like he's moving better. That's what we're hoping to get at. He's also had a couple of good blocks in there."


Safety looks like it suits Bennett Jackson so far in his transition from cornerback. At the beginning of the offseason workout program, Jackson, a 2014 sixth-round draft pick, was approached by the team about the position change, to which he responded, "Let's do it." His development, which has included practicing on the first team, took another step today when he stepped in front of a pass for an interception and ran it the other way for a touchdown.

"I mean it's why you've just got to make the best out of each day," said Jackson, who spent his rookie year on practice squad injured reserve. "You never know what's going to happen tomorrow. So my motto is always try to make today your best day because you never know what's going to come tomorrow."

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