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1. The full pads came on.
Every year fans look forward to the first day of full pads at training camp as much as the players do. Sunday was that day at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The Giants geared up for a heavy dosage of jumbo packages and run plays. "First day (in) full pads and they were out there working hard," coach Tom Coughlin said after practice.

2. Kennard laid another good hit.
Rookie linebacker Devon Kennard is already catching people's attention with his hard hitting. Running back David Wilson learned that again today during 9-on-7 drills -- which emphasize the run game on both sides of the ball -- and took a good lick from Kennard. But Wilson popped right back up, which was good news for Coughlin. On Friday Kennard made the highlight reel with a big hit during a 1-on-1 special teams drill.

3. The offense took two steps forward, one back.
The offense put together one of their best practices so far on Sunday, beginning with an opening drive that resulted in a Ryan Nassib touchdown to Marcus Harris. While the balance shifted partly to the defense as practice went on, Eli Manning also connected on some big gains with Victor Cruz, Preston Parker and Harris again later in 7-on-7 work.

4. Beatty held off JPP.
Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said a few days ago that he's not going to hold back against left tackle Will Beatty, who is practicing at training camp following a fractured leg he suffered in the final game of last season. Well, Beatty isn't taking it easy on Pierre-Paul, either. The two have said they can make each other better, and it showed in Sunday's practice. They had some spirited one-on-one matchups today, and for those keeping score, it would go down as a draw.

5. Odell Beckham Jr. suited up but was limited.
Coughlin has seen improvement in wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.'s health, but the Giants' first-round draft pick, who is dealing with a hamstring, was unable to fully practice. "He actually looks pretty good moving around, catching the ball, not favoring anything," Coughlin said. "I'm just hoping it's a real short amount of time."

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