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Sights and sounds of Giants camp: Giants prepare for the Browns

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The sights, sounds, and moments of the Giants’ last practice before the preseason

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The New York Giants practiced in the morning on Tuesday. It was a switch from previous practices, and perhaps as a response to the August heat.

But while it let them get their work in before the worst of the hot, humid weather could take full effect, it also meant that pressers and media availability would come later.

So, in a change from our usual Sights and Sounds format, we go right to the practice field!

While practice might be earlier than it has been recently, the team is starting with individual drills as usual, first with fundamentals, then with solo work.

Saquon in pass catching drills.

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After individual drills concluded, it was time for the team period.

The Giants took things a bit easier Tuesday, going in just uppers for their final practice before their first preseason game this Thursday.

Be that as it may, it seems as though the offense is starting to come together. Roger Lewis Jr. and Alonzo Russell are fighting for a spot on the final 53, and can use plays like this.

Also worth noting that Hunter Sharp got reps with the first team offense. He surprised by earning reps with the starters in the spring.

Evan Engram isn’t fighting for a roster spot, but dominating a player like Landon Collins is just what the Giants want to see from their hybrid tight end.

And, of course, the Giants want to get Odell Beckham Jr. the ball and a chance to do something with it. The team hasn’t had a consistent screen game since Tiki Barber retired, but that looks to be changing under Pat Shurmur.

On the defensive side of the ball, UDFA rookie Sean Chandler came up with an interception on Kyle Lauletta for the second day in a row.

But don’t take that to mean that Lauletta is struggling, as he has had his share of pretty throws:

Normally we don’t see teams “game planning” for the first preseason game, preferring to use a vanilla version of their scheme to work on fundamentals and the basics of team chemistry.

The Giants appear to be simulating an in-season week of practice, actively preparing for the Cleveland Browns this week. This shows the value of having a veteran like Alex Tanney in camp, and is valuable experience against the starting defense for Davis Webb.

The Giants hosted members of the Army Black Knights and finished off practice by thanking them for coming to practice as well as for their service.

Finally, the Giants helda try-out to fill the roster hole created after releasing CB Teddy Williams so he could deal with family issues.

Personnel Notes

  • CB William Gay was back at practice, and running with the first team as the slot corner
  • The Giants are experimenting with Dalvin Tomlinson and B.J. Hill, as well as using Olivier Vernon on a 3-man line.
  • Saquon Barkley, Wayne Gallman, and Jonathan Stewart all played with the first team offense.