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Five things we learned at minicamp (6/17)

1. While the Giants were on the field for their first practice of minicamp, the team announced that middle linebacker Jon Beason will not require surgery after suffering a ligament tear and a small fracture to the sesamoid in his right foot during last week's organized team activities (OTAs). However, his foot will be immobilized for six weeks as the first step in his rehabilitation. Until then, Tom Coughlin said Jameel McClain and rookie Devon Kennard will man the position.

2. Quarterback Eli Manning made perhaps his best throw of spring when he hooked up with wide receiver Rueben Randle today for a deep completion. Randle, covered by Ross Weaver, broke down the left side of the field as Manning landed the ball perfectly over his wide receiver's shoulder and into his hands. Great throw, great catch.  

3. Randle notched one for the offense last week with a walk-off touchdown in OTAs, but safety Antrel Rolle put the defense back on the board today with a practice-ending interception. During the usual two-minute drill that concludes practice, Manning threw a pass intended for wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, who was covered tightly by cornerback Prince Amukamara. Somewhere in the traffic the ball was tipped up, and Rolle was there to take it the other way as the final whistle blew.

4. Chris Snee continued to be limited to working on the side to open minicamp, so Brandon Mosley played right guard as he did throughout most of OTAs. Meanwhile, second-round draft choice Weston Richburg continues to back up J.D. Walton at center with the second team as he gets his feet wet in the NFL.

5. Aside from the long Manning-to-Randle connection, the offense continued to work heavily on the short passing game. Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) did all of the individual work but was backed down during team drills as a precaution. "Why take a chance on it right now?" Tom Coughlin said after practice.

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