As usual, let’s bring you all the sights and sounds of Thursday’s practice, particularly if you couldn’t make the earlier time. Ordinarily we go through practice in chronological order, but never mind all that:
Signs point to contract talks for Odell Beckham Jr.
Beat writers noticed that not only was most of the Giants’ ownership in attendance for today’s practice, but so was Assistant General Manager and Assistant VP of Football Operations, as well as Odell Beckham’s mother and his agent, Zeke Sandhu.
A slightly better shot of today’s power couple — Giants asst. GM Kevin Abrams (in white) and Odell Beckham’s agent Zeke Sandhu (in black). pic.twitter.com/Hsq24agxmT— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 2, 2018
Could a contract extension for Beckham be in the offing? It would have been an amazing moment if he got to sign it on the practice field with his teammates and in front of fans.
On to practice!
As we expect by now, the Giants got started with individual drills, working on the team’s fundamentals.
On the offensive side of the ball, here is 6-foot-4, 215 pound wide receiver Marquis Bundy with that toe-tapping touchdown.
Moving on to 7-on-7 drills, Russell Shepard appears to have gotten behind Eli Apple.
A little while later, B.W. Webb comes up with the interception off of Davis Webb.
Moving on to 11 on 11’s, one of the Giants’ offensive tackles (Ereck Flowers) actually stopped Olivier Vernon, who seems to be thriving in his new role.
Another angle on that play:
A little action from Giants camp. pic.twitter.com/HYMXwur1PK— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) August 2, 2018
And now Saquon Barkley motions out to wide receiver, catching the slant pass. A simple play, but a breath of fresh air for Giants fans.
Sterling Shepard caused some concern when trainers had to do some work on his hip:
Sterling Shepard getting his left hip worked on by trainers during breaks, but right back into drills pic.twitter.com/ufY2ALXvbr— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) August 2, 2018
He said after practice that his hip is fine, and it doesn’t look serious:
Finally, the team moved on to a special teams period, which once again saw Beckham back returning kickoffs.