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5 things we learned at Training Camp practice (8/17)



  1. Newly-signed Meriweather rotated with the ones. **

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Like linebacker Jon Beason did two seasons ago when he came to the Giants in an early-season trade, veteran safety Brandon Meriweather is looking to make an instant impact on the defense under Steve Spagnuolo. After signing and practicing for the first time with his new teammates on Sunday, Meriweather was back in the fold today, rotating into the first team with Jeromy Miles and Bennett Jackson.

Before practice, Meriweather was asked how he fits into the system, to which he responded, "I don't know yet, I don't know yet. I'm physical. The great defenses of the Giants have always been physical, so I'm thinking it may be a great fit."

2. Selvie limped off the field; Taylor added to injury list.

Veteran defensive end George Selvie, who signed with the Giants as a free agent this offseason, limped off the practice field today with a knee injury. Meanwhile, safety Cooper Taylor did not practice due to a sore toe. Taylor missed all of last season with a foot injury.

3. Casillas returned to practice; Randle out.

Photos from Monday's Giants Training Camp practice

Linebacker Jonathan Casillas returned to the field today after missing Sunday with a stiff neck. However, wide receiver Rueben Randle (knee tendinitis) did not, and neither did cornerback Prince Amukamara (groin), safety Landon Collins (knee), nor cornerback Jayron Hosley (concussion).

4. Eli and Odell were Eli and Odell.

A phrase Giants fans heard plenty of times last season and want to hear even more in 2015, "Eli Manning to Odell Beckham Jr." was popular once again in Monday's training camp practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

The two hooked up for a pair of highlight-worthy touchdowns, one in team drills and another in 1-on-1 drills.

5. Nothing but net.

Usually on Fridays during the regular season, the Giants' quarterbacks test their arm strength and accuracy with a throwing competition into a net situated just short of 50 yards down a sideline. But Monday is as good a day as any at training camp. After a few attempts by all three quarterbacks -- Manning and Ricky Stanzi being the others -- Nassib landed it in the basket for the win.

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