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Players who stood out at practice (7/25)


WR Corey Washington**
One of the defensive co-captains last year, Antrel Rolle hasn't shied away from talking about how talented the Giants are as a whole, specifically in the secondary. With offseason additions like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond, Rolle wants an aggressive defense this year, and we saw that in Friday's practice. "I think it's just about the caliber of guys that we have here," Rolle said this week. "We have guys that are hungry and guys that want to compete. More importantly, we have a couple guys that can push those other guys and that makes it much more better. We just want to go out there and compete."


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WR Rueben Randle

Randle matched the defense's physicality in practice with his own. The 6-2, 208-pound wide receiver created enough separation for himself to give Eli Manning enough of a window to connect on two outstanding plays. The first was a great twisting catch from Randle down the right sideline, which was followed up by Manning squeezing one through traffic to his third-year target later in practice. Just yesterday Randle was talking about the necessity to create space in the Giants' new offense, which emphasizes yards after the catch.CB Charles James/LB Mark Herzlich

It took until late in the day for the defense to notch an interception. That's when cornerback Charles James and linebacker Mark Herzlich each grabbed one in the span of just a few reps. James went first and elevated to pick off a deep pass from Ryan Nassib. Herzlich followed suit a few plays later, showing good hands by tipping a Curtis Painter pass to himself for the turnover.

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