- Eli's interception-less streak ended. **
After seven unblemished practices, quarterback Eli Manning threw his first interception of the Giants' 2015 training camp on Saturday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
It came at the hands of defensive back Trevin Wade, who also notched the first overall interception of camp earlier in the week. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie followed up with a second shortly afterwards on the sideline.
2. Flowers and Richburg returned to padded practice.
Left tackle Ereck Flowers (hip flexor) and center Weston Richburg (knee), who both missed time this week with injuries, participated in Friday's jog-through and ramped things up today in full pads. They were limited as both rotated in and out -- Justin Pugh would slide over to fill in for Flowers and Dallas Reynolds took over for Richburg -- but it was a good sign for the offensive line.
3. Odell was Odell.
Whether he was in 1-on-1, 7-on-7 or full 11-on-11 team drills, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made plays all over the field today, showing those hands that made him last season's AP Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Meanwhile, fellow wide receivers Rueben Randle (from Manning), James Jones (Manning) and Julian Talley (Ryan Nassib) also caught touchdowns, as did running back Shane Vereen (Nassib) and tight end Jerome Cunningham (Manning).
4. Coughlin talked to JPP.
Anticipating that he would hear from Jason Pierre-Paul by the end of the week, coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that he did have a conversation yesterday with the sixth-year defensive end who suffered serious hand injuries in a July 4 fireworks accident.
"I did talk to him late yesterday afternoon," Coughlin said. "Everybody has had a good conversation with him, and mine was the same. Do I know any more than I did before? No. Do I know when he's coming? He's looking forward to coming, he's anxious to be here, but he's not going to come until he feels like he's ready to be able to play. It could be whatever amount of time, I'm not even going to speculate. I was glad to hear his voice, he sounded good, he sounded interested in wanting to get back here. His baby and his fiancé are doing well. He wishes he was here, too. So we'll see."
5. Amukamara "probably won't" travel to Cincinnati; injury notes.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara, who suffered a groin strain on Wednesday and has not returned to practice, probably will not travel to Cincinnati next week for the two joint practices with the Bengals leading up to their preseason opener. As for wide receiver Victor Cruz, who is coming back from a 2014 season-ending knee injury, he will "most likely" be in Cincinnati and may practice, but it's "another thing" if he will play in the game. Meanwhile, safety Bennett Jackson is dealing with a quad issue while cornerback Chykie Brown (knee) left practice, but Coughlin did not have any further information on him.