1. TE Adrien Robinson. As the competition continues for the Giants' fifth starting tight end in as many years, Adrien Robinson showed good hands in Thursday's practice inside the fieldhouse at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The third-year pro turned in a pair of quality grabs from Eli Manning in traffic. "I think he's done a really good job in terms of just learning," head coach Tom Coughlin said of Robinson. "Again, not many mental errors. I've been really impressed with that. [Tight end Larry] Donnell the same way. Guys learning it, they've picked it up. They're out there, they seem to be much more natural, not a lot of plodding. It seems like they have grasped what we want done and let's just hope they keep going. That's all you can do."
2. LB Jacquian Williams. The fourth-year linebacker took reps with the first team in passing situations, and made his best play on the final snap of practice. Williams got a hand on a pass from quarterback Curtis Painter, and after a few bobbles, was able to control it for an interception before it hit the ground.
3. Secondary. From outside to inside and short to intermediate, the Giants' defensive backs were making plays on Thursday. Cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie had a good contest going with wide receiver Rueben Randle, preventing a touchdown once and breaking up another pass from Eli Manning. Cornerback Charles James jumped in the action and had a pass breakup. Antrel Rolle and Prince Amukamara also showed their speed by keeping up with Victor Cruz, who took a short pass down the left sideline on one play. The safety and cornerback raced the speedy wide receiver down the field and caught up to him with Amukamara yelling, "I got here, too."
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