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Sideline View: Takeaways from Friday's practice

Day 3 of practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center is in the books, with the players wearing shells for the first time. Practice was a bit shorter. Saturday's practice at Eddie Moraes Stadium in Newark will be what head coach Joe Judge described as more of a walk-through session.

Here's what we saw at Friday's workout:

* After an injury scare yesterday, Shane Lemieux was outside during practice, but was limited to working with the training staff. After being carted off the field on Thursday, it was a relief to see him out there.

"I'd say for the next, call it 24-48 hours, we'll really kind of understand where he's at," coach Joe Judge said. "I will say this, I'd say the worst-case scenario looks to have been avoided, we're happy about that. But, in terms of trying to come out here and try to make a diagnosis on Shane, we've got to see where he's at. But, one thing I take for Shane, he's kind of like a wild animal. He'd cut his leg off to get through a bear trap if he had to, so him not being out there is kind of driving him nuts. He's already been in my office today talking about the fastest way to get back and, look, my message to him is always when the trainers say you're 100 percent healthy to go on the field, we'll put you on the field."

* It was another day that consisted primarily of red zone work for the offense and defense, which Judge indicated was by design. It is similar to last year when the Giants didn't seem to unveil and begin practicing a vertical downfield passing game until deeper into camp. Players open up more in long distance sprints on those type of plays, which increases the chance of a soft-tissue injury.

* The short passing game was once again front-and-center, but that doesn't mean that the defensive backfield didn't have a chance to get their hands on the football. Playing in the middle of the field, Montre Hartage knocked down a potential touchdown pass in the end zone. Defensive lineman RJ McIntosh knocked down a screen pass at the line of scrimmage.

* The offensive and defensive line did do a set of 1-on-1 drills while the skill position players worked in 7-on-7 drills. It was a good battle with the pass rush group finding their way into the backfield at different times during the drill. The defense seems to be mixing up the matchups between cornerbacks and wide receivers throughout the early days of practice, and they have covered extremely well.

* In those 7-on-7 red zone drills, Mike Glennon hit Alex Bachman for a touchdown, who has flashed the ability to separate early in camp. CJ Board has also shown to be a reliable receiver, too.

* In team red zone drills, Daniel jones connected with David Sills V for a touchdown. The defense managed a pair of interceptions during the team portion of practice. First, it was Rodarius Williams and then Logan Ryan, who picked off a similar pass in the end zone.

View the best photos from Friday's training camp practice at Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

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