Golden Tate: Tate didn't have a lot of catches in teamwork, but his catch during one-on-ones was the play of practice. Grant Haley had tight coverage deep down the left sideline. Manning put the ball where Tate could make a play, and he went up and over Haley to come down with the pass. Haley was even called for defensive pass interference on the play. Tate is not the biggest wide receiver on the field, but he is physical and knows the ins and outs of the position.
After the play, Tate ran down the sideline and engaged the fans, throwing the ball into the stands. The fan threw it back, but it didn't quite make it over the fence. Tate quickly jumped over the fence and got the ball.
Lorenzo Carter: Carter, the second-year linebacker, flashed his athleticism on consecutive plays during the final period of practice. On an end-around to Golden Tate, it appeared as though the wide receiver had gained the edge, but Carter flipped his hips and tracked him down for a tackle for loss. On the next play, Eli Manning tried to throw a screen pass, but Carter read it and secured the interception on his way to the ground.
Earlier in practice, the Georgia product showed his speed as an edge rusher, forcing Manning to step up in the pocket. He also hung with Saquon Barkley on a route over the middle. Barkley still came up with the catch, but Carter was right there to make the immediate tackle before any run-after-catch. Carter is proving to be versatile and has the ability to be used as more than just a pass rusher.
DeAndre Baker: The rookie corner didn't come up with any interceptions during practice, but he continues to play good, sticky, fundamental coverage. Carl Banks noted during practice that he was impressed with how Baker played his inside technique perfectly, keeping the wide receiver pinned to the sideline. Baker earned a spot with the starting defense in the spring, and even though he gave up a couple of catches in the first practice of camp, he has continued that strong play.