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Five things we learned at practice (7/29)

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1. TE Donnell made another highlight play. Leading up to Sunday night's preseason Hall of Fame Game against the Buffalo Bills, tight end Larry Donnell is making his case in practice. Just yesterday, the second-year pro made an acrobatic catch from Ryan Nassib and followed it up today with an impressive touchdown grab. This time it was from Eli Manning, who threw a fade pass to Donnell in the back corner of the end zone. Donnell elevated and held onto the ball as the practice referee signaled "touchdown."

2. RB Wilson left practice with a "burner." Running back David Wilson has looked like his old self since receiving clearance to practice at the beginning of training camp. But the third-year pro, who underwent an offseason fusion of the vertebrae to repair a herniated disc in his neck, had to leave the field when he ran into the back of one of his linemen after catching a shovel pass. "He got a burner," head coach Tom Coughlin said after practice. "So we'll see." Wilson was sent to the Hospital of Special Surgery after practice for a complete workup on the effects of the burner. Wide receiver Rueben Randle was held out of practice because of a sore hamstring.>> Watch: Coughlin on David Wilson

3. Beckham returned punts. Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suited up for Tuesday's practice, and while he wasn't a full-go, the first-round draft pick did catch punts and worked off to the side. Beckham is dealing with a hamstring issue and talked about his status earlier in the day, saying he's day to day and hoping to play at some point in the preseason. >> Read: Beckham frustrated by injury

4. Tuesday featured the backfield. The Giants' new offense is all about pace, and Tuesday's practice was heavy on timing between running back and quarterback. Whether it was a short pass, shovel pass, or delayed handoff, the Giants worked on all of it during individual and team drills.


  1. CB McBride notched an interception.** Veteran cornerback Trumaine McBride, who is entering his seventh NFL season and second with the Giants, picked off Curtis Painter late in team drills. Painter was trying to find his receiver on the left side of the field, but McBride jumped in front of the pass and caught the ball in stride, taking it the other way as he was joined by a cavalry of defenders cheering him on.
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