clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Giants news, 8/16: ‘Snacks’ finds joint practices “weird,” Manning responds to Ramsey, more

New, comments

Let’s see what is happening with Big Blue

NFL: Cleveland Browns at New York Giants
Damon Harrison
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s get right to the headlines as the Giants finish up joint practices with the Detroit Lions.

‘Snacks’ on”weird” joint practices

Veteran defensive tackle Damon Harrison has never before experienced joint practices with another NFL team. Here is his take on the experience this week with the Detroit Lions:

“It’s been very competitive, it’s good to go against somebody other than our own. It’s weird, it’s my first joint practice, it’s everything that I expected, I think it’s good for both sides,” he said.

Eli Manning on benefits of joint practices

“It definitely helps just to get those reps and obviously it’s not a game, you’re not getting hit but you are going against different coverages, different looks. Third down they have a special package and you come in totally unprepared for it and you have to make adjustments. I think it’s a test in the sense that you’re running a play in games against un-scouted looks and we have to know our rules and assignments. It does make it a little extra competitive and that’s good.”

  • On Jalen Ramsey’s criticism of him, Manning simply responded “Who?”

“Life of a corner”

Eli Apple gave up a touchdown pass and had a pass interference call go against him on Wednesday. He responded, however, with a Pick 6 on a pass from Detroit backup quarterback Jake Rudock during a two-minute drill at the end of practice.

“Life of a corner,” Apple said. “It’s not always going to go your way. Sometimes they’re going to make plays on you, especially with a great quarterback like Matt Stafford and great receivers like they have. It’s all about staying even-keeled and making up for it.”

Injury list

Running back Saquon Barkley (hamstring), safety Darian Thompson (hamstring), cornerback Donte Deayon (hamstring), tight end Ryan O’Malley (ankle), linebacker Thurston Armbrister (hamstring), wide receiver Travis Rudolph (quad), and linebacker Connor Barwin did not practice for the Giants on Wednesday.

Around the Inter-Google

Bill Barnwell builds perfect NFL roster under 2018 the salary cap
We gave Bill Barnwell $177 million to spend -- sort of -- and asked him to build a flawless squad ... with a few rules. This is the result.

Eli Manning, Giants' teammates fire back at Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey's criticism | 'Who?' |
Criticism from Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey did not sit well with Giants' two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning or his teammates, who reacted to Ramsey's quotes following practice on Wednesday.

Giants' Davis Webb bounces back with strong throws during practice with Detroit Lions | Sights and sounds |
Giants quarterback Davis Webb, and cornerback Eli Apple were the stars of a strong showing in Wednesday's joint practice with the Detroit Lions.

Eli Apple flashes the talent and mindset Giants want to see
ALLEN PARK, Mich. — If it is not how you start but how you finish that is most important, Eli Apple had a good day Wednesday as the Giants and Lions went...

Who benefits most from Saquon Barkley's absence? Giants' Wayne Gallman emerging from shadow |
Running back Wayne Gallman had a solid rokie season, but the Giants drafted Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Now what? Well, Gallman is showing better hands than expected.

Giants looking for starting cornerbacks to rebound from disastrous 2017 season - Inside Giants Football
Giants are hoping for big things out of starters Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple