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Giants Training Camp: Tuesday Morning Practice Report

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Here is your Tuesday morning practice report from New York Giants Training Camp at the University at Albany.

  • Shaun O'Hara was not practicing this morning. Instead, he was riding the exercise bike waiting for the swelling to subside in his injured ankle. The injury is apparently something O'Hara has been dealing with for a while, and it flared up after Sunday's conditioning test. O'Hara has been a rock in the middle of the Giants line since 2004, so let's hope this does not linger or limit him at all once the games begin.
  • Also on the bikes this morning were tight end Travis Beckum (hamstring) and wide receiver Mario Manningham (groin).
  • On the field, Ahmad Bradshaw continued to take the first snap every team the first-team offense took the field. Adam Koets again took first-team reps at center in O'Hara's stead.
  • Best play of the day for the Giants offense turned into a scary moment for the defense. Steve Smith outwrestled Corey Webster for a deep ball from Eli Manning, a spectacular catch. Problem was, Webster did not get up after hitting the ground. Fortunately for the Giants, Webster reportedly only had a cramp.
  • Another good morning for wide receiver Derek Hagan. He caught everything thrown his way and is clearly bidding for the playing time vacated by Domenik Hixon's injury. One thing, though. I never again want to see Hagan throwing a pass off a wide-receiver reverse, which he tried today. Ugly!
  • Not a great day for Ramses Barden. A drop on a short crossing route on a pass from Jim Sorgi, and he could not come up with a back shoulder throw which, I believe, came from Manning.
  • Bear Pascoe continues to show he is capable of more than blocking, making a nice catch in traffic on a ball thrown by Rhett Bomar.
  • Tim Brown made a couple of nice grabs this morning, again in limited opportunities.
  • Great interception of Manning by Michael Boley, who dove in front of Steve Smith on a quick pass over the middle.
  • A couple of nice defensive plays by safety John Busing this morning, who drew praises from safeties coach Dave Merritt. Don't know what the deal is, but Busing is still the only player in camp without a name on his jersey.