BEREA, Ohio – No matter what happened in the Giants' joint practice with the Cleveland Browns, coach Joe Judge would have said the team has a lot to work on. But the players seem unanimous in their excitement that for a couple of days they can work on it here, on an unfamiliar field in a different city against a team that isn't wearing the same uniform.
"It was great. It was great," safety Logan Ryan said. "I've been part of a few joint practices in my career. I think they're great, different stimulus, taking the show on the road, dealing with different pressures and stuff like that. (They're) kind of like the road games, so you've got to bring your own energy. I think we did a good job today. We won some, we lost some, but it's practice, you learn from it. Nobody was perfect today on both sides. Come back tomorrow and make the adjustments."
"I always say we could be better, but it was just good to get out here to compete against some other guys," said tight end Evan Engram, who was arguably the Giants' most productive offensive player. "Definitely higher intensity. Felt like more was on the line going into this. It's like a little mini game, getting live reps. I thought we did some things well. We've definitely got to get back to the hotel and look at the film and clean up the things that we need to clean up."
Safety Jabrill Peppers returned to the fields where he spent his first two NFL seasons after the Browns selected him in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.
"It felt good," Peppers said. "It felt good to compete against someone other than our team as well, so I'm glad about that."
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