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Giants rookie mini-camp: Kadarius Toney’s cleat issue is the big news of the day

Rookies go through first abbreviated workout as NFL players

NFL: New York Giants Rookie Minicamp Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants first-round pick Kadarius Toney spent much of his first NFL practice wearing only one cleat.

Toney had “a little bit of an equipment issue” during Friday’s rookie mini-camp workout at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, according to coach Joe Judge.

That didn’t stop the wide receiver, selected 20th by the Giants, from participating in some of the individual drills.

Toney said he thinks he had the wrong size cleats on, but got the right ones “eventually.”

Neither Toney nor sixth-round pick Rodarius Williams took part in the conditioning run at the end of the workout. Judge offered no reason why, saying only that he would check with head trainer Ronnie Barnes.

Toney said not runnign was the “safer route to go” after the cleat issues.

The mini-camp, which continues Saturday and Sunday, includes only 22 players. Judge called it mostly an “orientation” for the rookies.

“It’s all brand new to them. It’s the first day in the National Football League, first time being on the grass, first time in our systems and schemes,” Judge said. “So, really this is an orientation weekend. This isn’t a competition weekend.”