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Giants players that stood out at Practice

LB Devon Kennard
Wednesday's practice belonged to the defense, and the rookie Kennard was in the middle of it. While fellow linebackers Jon Beason hopes to return by the season opener and Jameel McClain works through a sore foot, Kennard is looking and acting the part. "Again, we've got to go out and see him in live games, but based on what you see of him on film, he's not going to shy away from that part of the game," linebackers coach Jim Herrmann said. "He's not going to shy away from the game, he's calm, cool, and collected.  It's the speed of the game, and we'll see how he plays.  Based on what we do out here, I don't think he's going to have a problem."Safety C.J. Barnett
The undrafted rookie out of Ohio State notched the lone interception of practice off Ryan Nassib, who got tangled up on the play with running back Peyton Hillis in the backfield. Barnett, who had a few picks during spring football, came close to also having an interception during the first practice of training camp but couldn't quite hold onto the football.RB Andre Williams
Like Kennard, Williams is making a strong impression as a rookie. The running back out of Boston College got his share of goal line reps on Wednesday, but the Giants have more in store for him. "Obviously [Boston College] fed him the ball and he was the nation's leading rusher, so what they were doing had to be right," new running backs coach Craig Johnsons said. "Every offense is a little bit different. I know they featured him in the run game exclusively there, so when you come to the next level you have to do more multi-faceted things and he is working very hard in that area, as you can see in practice."

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