[UPDATE 7:03 p.m. ET: Perhaps the Eli Manning interception-less practices streak lives! Video from the Giants practice shows that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie didn't secure the catch when he hit the ground. So, via a technicality and the wonder of NFL catch/no-catch rules, the streak apparently lives. It is now at six.]
Here are a few notes from New York Giants practice Thursday, Day 6 of training camp. Otherwise known as the day Eli Manning's consecutive interception-less days streak died.
Eli Manning finally intercepted
Quarterback Eli Manning threw his first interception of training camp on Thursday, a deep ball picked off by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Maybe head coach Tom Coughlin and quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan jinxed him with their praise.
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We even got the classic Eli hand-slap of frustration after a pass he probably shouldn't have thrown. Jump ball for Cruz picked by DRC.— Tom Rock (@TomRock_Newsday) August 6, 2015
Kendrick Ellis blew up the interior line and would've sacked Eli Manning on the interception in real football. #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 6, 2015
Here is what the pick looked like:
Sounds like Manning pretty much shrugged off the pick.
Eli Manning just followed up that pick by DRC in the last team drill by completing 8-of-8 passes in 7-on -7 drills. #NYG— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 6, 2015
On offensive offensive line
Manning's interception wasn't helped by the fact that he was running away from massive defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis, who had burst through the sieve passing for a Giants offensive line on Thursday. The Giants were without center Weston Richburg (knee tendinitis), left tackle Ereck Flowers (hip flexor), right guard Geoff Schwartz (foot) and original starting left tackle Will Beatty (torn pectoral).
The first-team offensive line on Thursday was as follows: LT Justin Pugh, LG Adam Gettis, C Dallas Reynolds, RG John Jerry, RT Marshall Newhouse. Yikes!!!
Victor Cruz, Odell Beckham highlights
Cruz and Beckham going 1-on-1 with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.