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Giants training camp: Five things we learned on Day 2

Your Day 2 practice report. Including "the runs" mentioned in a non-football way.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- No bleachers buckled, no fans were injured and no players -- apparently -- were injured on Saturday as the New York Giants completed their second training camp practice in searing heat at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Let's look at five things we learned during Saturday's workout.

When it's 90 degrees, cramps will happen

Despite shortening practices, going once a day instead of twice a day like NFL teams used to, constant warnings about hydration, attention to stretching, etc., 90 degree weather is still 90 degree weather. That means athletic activity will lead to cramping, and it happened twice today.

Wide receiver Preston Parker and tight end Jerome Cunningham were both carted off the field Saturday due to cramps. In the TMI department, head coach Tom Coughlin said "one guy had had the runs. One of those deals."

"Try as you might you're still gonna get these kinds of things," said Coughlin. "No matter who you try to blame it's gonna happen. It's 90 degrees."

Wide receiver competition heating up

Veteran James Jones practiced for the first time on Saturday, took some second-team reps and made a catch or two. Rookie Geremy Davis made an impressive catch, a twisting back-shoulder grab of a Ryan Nassib throw with Prince Amukamara in coverage. That is two days in a row that Davis has made highlight-reel catches.

Odell Beckham and Victor Cruz practiced fully for the second straight day. Beckham nearly made a highlight-reel grab on a long throw from Eli Manning, but was unable to pull the ball in after going into the air. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was in tight coverage.

During the 7-on-7 portion of practice, Cruz made back-to-back catches on short throws.

Matt LaCosse has been waived/injured

Matt LaCosse, an undrafted free agent tight end from Illinois who impressed the Giants this spring, has reportedly been waived/injured. LaCosse apparently suffered a hamstring injury late in practice on Friday.

LaCosse is the second undrafted free agent to be waived/injured. The Giants waived wide receiver Ben Edwards to make room for veteran wide receiver James Jones. Both players could end up back with the Giants on injured reserve.

Too early to judge Flowers, Collins

Rookie safety Landon Collins, the second-round pick, batted down a couple of passes on Saturday. Rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers is learning on the fly in a tough spot. Coughlin said it's too soon to draw any conclusions about either guy.

"I haven't seen anything particularly good or bad just yet," Coughlin said. "It's very early. They're both working hard.

Coughlin not happy with offense

Training camp will have its ups and downs for the groups on both sides of the ball. Coughlin thought Saturday was a down day for the offense.

"I didn't think too many people on offense showed me anything today," he said.

And then there was this ...

Your kids probably know who he is. A plethora of Giants players did spots with the young man.