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Inside Look (8/15): Practice notes & observations

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The Giants were back in pads on Monday after going through a full two-hour session on Sunday. It was a pleasant late morning practice with temperatures barely touching 80 degrees.

* The first competitive portions of practice were 1-on-1s between the offensive and defensive lines and the receivers and defensive backs. Andrew Thomas was once again rock solid in pass protection. On the other side, Azeez Ojulari won a rep with a speed rush around the edge. He has fresh legs after just returning from the non-football injury list with a hamstring. Veteran guard Max Garcia had good reps at left and right guard.

* Kayvon Thibodeaux had a second straight strong practice. He had a win against the right tackle using good handwork to work his way around the edge during 1-on-1s. He had at least one sack during team drills along with several pressures.

* Marcus Kemp had the biggest play of wide receiver-defensive back 1-on-1s, catching a long pass for a touchdown from Daniel Jones.

* The first set of team drills featured work in short-yardage situations. The offense had success early in the drills creating space for Saquon Barkley, who burst out of a stacked front for what would have been a big gain.

* Andrew Adams grabbed the first interception of practice. On a pass thrown into tight coverage by Gavin Heslop, the ball was knocked in the air and Adams was able to swoop in and grab the fluttering ball for an interception.

* Dexter Lawrence was spotted in the backfield several times during practice. Tae Crowder deflected a short pass just beyond the line of scrimmage. Oshane Ximines and Jalyn Holmes had sacks. There were also a couple of plays where the coverage was so good that there probably would have been a coverage sack if the play was live.

* Darnay Holmes grabbed the second interception of practice off a tipped ball. The play was on the sideline near the line of scrimmage, and It probably would have been returned for a touchdown.

* The third and final interception of practice came from safety Nate Meadors, who read the pass and inserted himself in the passing lane before leaping for the pick. Darren Evans ended practice with a pass break-up.

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