The New York Giants held the first of their three joint practices with the Detroit Lions Tuesday morning. Unfortunately, Big Blue View is unable to attend, which is doubly unfortunate because the Lions are prohibiting the tweeting of video during team practice periods.
So, we won’t be able to bring you the full sights and sounds of the Giants’ joint practices before their second preseason game Friday night. That being said, since this is the first time the Giants have had joint practices since 2015, we are going to bring you what we can from the individual and positional drills, as well as individual tweets from team periods.
Our friends at Pride Of Detroit are in attendance and will be helping us out with a practice report.
For now, we’re going to start right from the very beginning, with the Giants arriving at practice.
Giants in action
Saquon doing some stretching. Nj# pic.twitter.com/uBcCEIoS2C— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 14, 2018
Saquon Barkley is watching from the sidelines after suffering a mild hamstring strain at the end of practice Monday morning, but the Giants’ running backs are still getting work in. Wayne Gallman’s feet are noticeably quicker and smoother than his teammates.
Saquon’s main contribution so far: Helping teammates w ball security as they run through a ladder drill. pic.twitter.com/ua9GK8F8tK— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 14, 2018
It doesn’t appear that Barkley’s leg is wrapped, and if it is, it is not a big cumbersome wrap.
Meanwhile, the linebackers worked on the blocking sled. Third-year linebacker B.J. Goodson probably delivered the most pop among the ‘backers shown, though Alec Ogletree came close.
Down in the trenches it was half-line drills between the Giants’ offensive line and the Lions’ defensive front.
Odell Beckham Jr. was in pads and participating in practice. And yes, he is still good at football.
In between drills players (like Odell here) were interacting with the fans in attendance.
And then there was this: Eli Manning to Davis Webb, just like everyone has been waiting to see with bated breath.
Practice is over. Lions running sprints as Giants huddle pic.twitter.com/W0V3qdMicm— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 14, 2018