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3 standout players at Training Camp (8/8)

engram-8817.jpg names three players who made a key impact at Tuesday's practice:


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The first-round pick has come on strong in recent practices. Engram said he cleared a mental hurdle this past Saturday when coach Ben McAdoo told him before practice to "to go out there … and play with speed and we'll detail it as we go and don't look back." He responded then, and he did the same again today. His big play was a touchdown down the seam from Eli Manning during the two-minute drill.

"He had some opportunities today to make some plays," coach Ben McAdoo said, "and he came through in the two-minute drill, which was nice to see."


After two injury-plagued seasons, the promising tight end is trying to prove he can stay healthy while still making plays. He did that today with a highlight catch in traffic. On a ball from Manning down the sideline, LaCosse made a tough grab while turning and falling backwards with linebacker Jonathan Casillas defending him.

"Matt made a nice play today down the sideline," McAdoo said. "He's a young player that when he gets his opportunity in the pass game, he makes a play. He's learning the run game, having some opportunities in pass protection, and he's a smart, conscientious player."


Tight ends, wide receivers, and defensive backs get all the attention in camp highlights because touchdowns and interceptions draw the eyeballs. But it's time to give some love to a player in the trenches: Dalvin Tomlinson. The rookie second-round draft choice is days away from his first taste of NFL action and is still gunning for the starting role opposite All-Pro Damon Harrison. The Giants had the full pads on again today, and Tomlinson was making it tough at times for the interior offensive linemen.

"He's strong, very strong," center Weston Richburg said after practice. "I think that's a given with guys coming out of Alabama. I think he'll be good inside for us, and be disruptive because he's a smart guy, he's pretty sharp. So I'm excited to see him and how he plays."

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