On the third day of New York Giants training camp, the sun finally shone. After a dreary, drizzly morning the skies cleared and the Giants were able to work on the UAlbany grass fields for the first time since camp began on Friday.
"It's real grass. It smells like grass, I did see something that looked like blue," said Giants coach Tom Coughlin after practice. "It's nice to be outside. We got a little something done."
Here is a look at Sunday's practice
Linebackers Michael Boley and Keith Rivers sat out, and Coughlin said each has a "little hamstring" that may cost them a few days. Running back Da'Rel Scott sat out again with an ankle sprain. Defensive end Justin Trattou has a boot on his left ankle and is supposedly going for an MRI Sunday night.
Another good practice for Justin Tuck. He batted down a screen pass and made a couple of plays in the backfield. The Giants' defensive captain looks frisky.
Osi Umenyiora got a rise out of the crowd when he caught a pass while playing tight end during a simulation. He and Jason Pierre-Paul celebrated with a chest bump.
Lawrence Tynes went 5-for-5 in a field-goal drill, the longest from about 33 yards.
Martellus Bennett made a couple of plays, including a touchdown catch over Kenny Phillips from about 15 yards out in red zone drills.
Another nice day for Jerrel Jernigan. He muffed a punt early in practice, but smoothly caught several others. Receiving, he beat Terrell Thomas deep down the sideline on one play and got the better of Corey Webster an in-cut later in practice. He also made two or three other catches.
David Douglas, an undrafted free agent, made a few catches today.
Ryan Perrilloux continued to show he has a cannon arm, but too often has no idea where the ball is going when he lets it go.
Prince Amukamara blanketed Jernigan on a couple of plays. Amukamara looks as though he has taken strides since last season.
Tyler Sash had a diving interception on a badly thrown ball by David Carr. The ball was well behind wide receiver Brandon Collins.
The Giants will practice in full pads Monday, the first time they will have done so during this camp. ... Steve Weatherford was on the field after practice rolling around with his two young children.