The New York Giants held a "cards" practice on Thursday, really a glorified walk-through as they prepared for Saturday's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Here is some of what we learned.
Not practicing today are Landon Collins, Cooper Taylor, Jayron Hosley, Rueben Randle, Julian Talley #giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 20, 2015
Landon Collins (knee) working in some basic DB drills. Very encouraging #Giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 20, 2015
Nat Berhe took a few snaps during the defensive portion of practice, moving closer to a full return from his calf injury.
"It's been so long that getting back out there made me realize how much I've really, really missed it," said Berhe, a second-year pro. "It was one thing to say I missed it, but to actually get out there on the field, I'm like, ‘Man, this is where I belong.' So it was good. I got a lot of reps today on scout, and on (special) teams. I was able to get in a couple toward the end of team, I was able to get thrown in for two, three plays. I was good. Just trying to make sure I ran to everything so I can get my cardio back, and just trying to get in shape at this point.
"Everything is really big. You can play your technique no matter what coverage you're in, or whatever they put you in on the paper. So I just try to make sure I get to the ball and go through my progressions and stuff like that. Just try to keep sharpening."
Berhe won't play against Jacksonville on Saturday, but hopes to be 100 percent for practice next week.
Wide receiver competition
With Rueben Randle and Victor Cruz not practicing, reserve wide receivers are taking extra reps.
"I'm still considered a special teams player," Corey Washington said. "So I have to perform on offense and special teams, and hopefully be able to make the team again.
"With the three receivers we've got in front of me - Odell and Rueben and Vic - I'm pretty sure the fourth receiver has to be a special teamer. That's what I'm aiming for, to be the fourth receiver. So, we'll see."