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Giants news, 5/5: Two players injured, Julian Love and DeAndre Baker making their marks

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NFL: New York Giants-Rookie Minicamp
DeAndre Baker during Saturday’s rookie mini-camp practice.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans!

One of the cruel things about the NFL is that careers can end before they ever get a chance to start. That thought comes to mind because two players in the team’s rookie mini-camp have suffered knee injuries that could require surgery and will likely end their seasons.

Safety Jacob Thieneman (Purdue) and outside linebacker Nate Harvey (East Carolina) suffered non-contact injuries. Both were players who had been signed to undrafted free agent contracts.

Mini-camp will conclude with a practice on Sunday. Media does not have access to that workout.

Julian Love being used all over

When the Giants drafted the former Notre Dame cornerback, GM Dave Gettleman mentioned that Love could eventually be a candidate to play free safety. During the mini-camp, Love had played outside cornerback, slot cornerback and free safety.

“I moved around quite a bit yesterday,” Love said today between practices at the Giants’ rookie minicamp. “Wherever they need me, I will play. Working on some nickel, a little safety and a little corner. Just trying to be able to do it all at this point.”

Love is thrilled to be a Giant.

“I thought about that through this whole process,” Love said. “When I got the call and the Giants were on the clock, every emotion in my heart, it was full. It is a very similar program and a very passionate fan base. It is an internationally known brand. This past year in ND it felt like a tour we were on. We traveled so much. That is the same with the Giants, and that is what we want to get back to.”

Baker makes a play

DeAndre Baker created the first interception thrown by Daniel Jones during a practice. During 11-on-11 drills Saturday, Jones lofted a ball deep down the right sideline for undrafted free agent wide receiver Reggie White Jr. Baker, drafted 30th overall, leaped and knocked the ball away. It landed in the arms of tryout cornerback McKinley Whitfield, who attended Tulsa.

In case you’re wondering (and I know you are) this was about the play Baker made. This was not a bad throw. It was a really good defensive play by the guy the Giants traded up to select because they thought he was the best cover cornerback in the draft.BBV Mailbag

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