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Sights and sounds of Giants’ camp: Ramping up for Jets’ week

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What was there to see as the Giants get ready to play the Jets?

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The New York Giants held their second consecutive padded practice Tuesday afternoon as they get ready to play the New York Jets on Friday night.

That game is always a special one. League-wide that’s because it is the one coaches typically use to most closely simulate a regular season game, with game-planning and extensive use of the starting personnel. But for the teams which share Met-Life Stadium, this game has become an annual tradition where the Giants and Jets play out their intra-city rivalry — at least in the years when the NFC East and AFC East don’t play each other in the regular season.

As such, this practice was a “carded” practice, and conducted like a practice before a regular season game. But even though this isn’t a practice as we’ve grown accustomed to seeing over the last month, we’re still bringing you the sights and sounds as best we can.

On the practice field

As the Giants warmed up, it was obvious that Saquon Barkley would continue to slowly work his way back from his hamstring strain.

All warmed up, it was time for individual drills:

But with real, meaningful, regular season football looming, we’re less concerned with individual drills and more concerned with team work.

Meanwhile, Barkley and rookie defensive tackle R.J. McIntosh were doing work on the side as they come back from their respective ailments.

While the defense was getting some work in, the Giants’ offensive linemen got work in on their own.

As did Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr.

Back to team drills, the Giants’ were working on their Red Zone play.

On the day that Victor Cruz formally announced his retirement from the NFLThere was at least one former Giant in attendance today. Maybe Antrel Rolle was hoping to sneak his way on to the Giants’ depth chart at defensive back.