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Giants practice report, 8/2: What happened at camp on Friday?

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Let’s review what went down at practice

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The New York Giants completed another day of practice on Friday. A long list of players sitting out of practice forced some lineup shuffling.

Most notably:

— Julian Love reportedly took first-team reps in the slot.

— Chad Slade got some first-team reps with Chad Wheeler out. Wheeler has been taking reps with the first team when Mike Remmers goes to the side.

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So much for that

Just in case you thought the Giants might sign wide receiver Cameron Meredith.

Before you go nuts about with the “why didn’t the Giants try to sign him?” stuff, it was my understanding as of a few days ago that the Giants did have interest. Be realistic. If you’re a veteran player with a choice between the Giants and Patriots, which team are you signing with?


“I’ve been in places where there were two and a practice squad guy. I’ve been in places where we’ve had three and a practice squad guy. I’ve been in places where there have been a lot of different situations.”

— Pat Shurmur on how many quarterbacks he might keep on the 53-man roster.

Injury updates

Did not practice:

CB Grant Haley (shoulder)
Edge Oshane Ximines
OT Chad Wheeler
Edge Markus Golden
CB Sam Beal (groin/hamstring)
WR Darius Slayton (hamstring)
CB Henre’ Toliver (ankle)
DL John Jenkins
OT George Asafo-Adjei (concussion)
LB Mark McLaurin (foot)

That’s a pretty lengthy list with a preseason game less than a week away. You have to think some roster moves might need to be made to fill out the back end of the 90-man roster. Linebacker B.J. Goodson (hamstring) did individual drills only.

Who is returning kicks?

Special teams coach Thomas McGaughey was asked Friday about kick return with Corey Coleman out for the year.

“Yeah, he’s not here so there’s nothing you can do about it, it’s football. That’s just part of the deal, you just midstream adjust, you make the adjustments as coaches and it’s a talented roster. Dave (Gettleman) did a good job putting this roster together so we got guys with skill, speed and we just got to get them healthy and get some of these guys back on the field and get them to full strength so they can get out there in the game and get game experience,” McGaughey said. “Especially these young guys, guys like Darius Slayton, guys like that, they need to get out and practice reps, get in the game and feel the pressure of a punt cover team coming out, the kickoff cover team coming out. So they can see the speed of it, but it’s a little bit different.”

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Remaining Training Camp Schedule

Saturday, August 3 — 2:45 p.m. (Closed)
Monday, August 5 — 10:45 a.m. (Closed)
Tuesday, August 6 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
Sunday, August 11 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
Monday, August 12 — 10:45 a.m. (Public)
Tuesday, August 13 — 10:45 .m. (Public)