EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Center Weston Richburg was a surprise scratch from Tuesday's New York Giants training camp practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. The second-year center had a wrap on his left knee, and official word from the Giants was that he was resting due to a "sore knee."
Perhaps that partially explains why Richburg played only 24 snaps on Saturday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, less than any other first-team offensive lineman.
Rueben Randle practiced, but ...
Rueben Randle (knee tendinitis) was not expected to practice until Wednesday, according to what head coach Tom Coughlin said earlier on Tuesday. Randle did, however, take some reps during both the individual and team portions of practice and, truthfully, did not appear to be moving well.
On one 11-on-11 play, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted Eli Manning on a square out for Randle. The wide receiver did not seem to run much of a route, or be going full speed on the play. Perhaps the play by DRC was that good, but Randle did not look comfortable.
Other injury stuff
Safety Nat Berhe took a decent number of reps in his return to action, as did Cooper Taylor. Landon Collins did not appear to participate in 7-on-7 or 11-on-11 action.
Defensive end George Selvie (knee) did not practice. Jonathan Casillas (neck) did some special teams work and some non-contact 7-on-7 work, but nothing during the 11-on-11 portions of practice.
Corey Washington went down briefly with what appeared to be a left leg injury after dropping a pass, but he returned to action a few moments later.
Steve Weatherford can kick field goals
No idea why Weatherford was kicking field goals and Josh Brown was on the sidelines -- that's something I have never seen Weatherford practice as a Giant. Maybe Brown was just resting his leg after going 5-for-5 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, missing a field goal that was nullified by a penalty, and kicking off more than a half-dozen times. Weatherford, though, went 4-for-4 with Robert Malone holding, with the longest kick looking like it was from roughly 40 yards.
Offensive line alignment
It was status quo for the Giants on the right side of the offensive line. John Jerry (right guard) and Marshall Newhouse (right tackle) opened as the starters. Geoff Schwartz mixed in at both spots, and also played guard with the second unit. Dallas Reynolds filled in at center with Richburg sidelined.
A few other offensive line notes:
-- Adam Gettis took some reps at center, first time I recall seeing that.
-- Undrafted free agent Sean Donnelly worked at both tackle spots with the reserves. Throughout most of camp he has been exclusively on the left side.
-- Seventh-round pick Bobby Hart continued to work at right tackle.