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

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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.

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