Sunday featured the Giants' first practice since their preseason opener against the Browns last Thursday. Here is who stood out:
1. Wide Receiver Cody Latimer: Latimer was a consistent star during OTAs and mandatory minicamp back in the spring, but with the return of Odell Beckham Jr., he has not been as active so far in training camp. On Sunday, however, he made a play that drew a big reaction from his teammates. During red zone drills, Latimer was lined up one-on-one with cornerback Janoris Jenkins on the left side of the formation. Quarterback Eli Manning threw him a perfect corner fade, and Latimer leaped to catch the ball at its highest point over Jenkins. He managed to get both feet down for a slick touchdown grab. Latimer also caught a deep pass from Eli Manning to during half field passing drills, getting more than three yards of separation from Leonard Johnson.
2. Wide Receiver Alonzo Russell: Russell was a big play machine. He started early during half-field passing drills, catching a deep ball from quarterback Davis Webb. Russell kept it up with two big plays during the "Move The Ball" portion at the end of practice. His first catch came on an "out route" against cornerback Grant Haley. Quarterback Alex Tanney threw the ball a little high and behind Russell, but the big receiver went up and over Haley to come down with the catch. Later on the same drive, Russell beat newly-acquired cornerback Mike Jones for another long game. Russell, 6-4 and 210 pounds, is trying to make his case for a roster spot.
3. Defensive Lineman Kerry Wynn: Wynn's veteran savvy showed up during Davis Webb's portion of the "Move The Ball" period of practice. Webb dropped back and faked a screen pass to the left, before turning to the right to throw an inside screen to tight end Evan Engram. Wynn read the play all the way, jumped in front of the pass and grabbed the interception. During offensive-defensive line one-on-ones at the end of practice, Wynn blew by Chad Wheeler with an insider spin move that would have resulted with a sack.