- Wade hit a walk-off. **
Following up his late interception in the Giants' first preseason game, defensive back Trevin Wade ended Wednesday's training camp practice with another.
Wade jumped in front of a Ryan Nassib pass intended for wide receiver Geremy Davis, taking it down the left sideline at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center for what would have been a touchdown during the two-minute drill.
2. Eli led a big day through the air.
Today quarterback Eli Manning completed one of the longest passes of camp so far, hitting wide receiver Dwayne Harris in stride down the middle for a touchdown. All three quarterbacks aired it out on Wednesday, as Ricky Stanzi connected on a deep one to wide receiver Juron Criner and
Nassib found Julian Talley for another score.
"We made some progress this week," offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo said. "We were disappointed in our performance last week [against Cincinnati]. We had two productive days of practice, got to the game, and it seemed like we were a little flat. The details, the play speed wasn't there, and we addressed the issue head on and we're working to fix it. You don't fix mistakes overnight. It takes time to do that, and we're working at it every day."
3. Prince returned; Odell and Pugh were out.
For the first time since suffering a groin injury that caused him to miss the preseason opener, cornerback prince Amukamara returned to the practice field and participated in team drills today. Meanwhile, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and offensive lineman Justin Pugh both were sidelined after undergoing dental work. They are expected to return tomorrow.
4. Kennard worked on the line.
Earlier in the week, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said he would use linebacker Devon Kennard in a lot of places, which makes sense for the second-year pro who had 4.5 sacks in six games as a rookie and spent time playing defensive end at USC. True to Spagnuolo's word, Kennard saw time today on the defensive line in certain packages and also ran separate drills with the linemen.
"He's a good football player," Spagnuolo said. "He looks like they're supposed to look. He's versatile in that he can play off the ball as a linebacker, in my opinion. He plays up on the line as what we call a SAM linebacker. And sometimes, we put him down there to rush. That means we've got a pretty good football player."
5. DeOssie long snapped the defense to victory.
From the coach that brought you "Large Humans Catching Punts" and "The Crossbar Competition" earlier this summer, Tom Coughlin gathered his team after practice today for another entertaining game. This time it was Zak DeOssie going best of seven to see if he could snap the ball from the 2-yard line to the base of the field goal posts. After missing the first two, he hit four of the next five to win it for the side in blue jerseys.