The Giants practiced this afternoon in helmets and shoulder pads out at QDTC, under nearly perfect skies and very pleasant temperatures.
“Beautiful day, sunshine, no humidity, a little breeze,” head coach Tom Coughlin said after practice. “It was good to have the pads on. They were frisky. I thought the energy was good. They ran pretty well, which was a good thing. That was the intent.”
Rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) did not practice again and the coach would not comment on when he expects his top draft pick to resume working out with the team.
QB Eli Manning went down during drills. Coughlin did not seem too concerned. “He was turning or something and slipped. He was fine,” Coughlin said.
Some quick hits…
On CB Walter Thurmond: “I liked what Walter was doing in the spring, and I’ve liked him so far here in the fall … I like him. I like his attitude. I think he’s energetic and positive.”
On the kicking competition between Josh Brown and Brandon McManus: “Both guys seem to have done pretty well whenever given the opportunity. The kickoffs have been very strong. With the field goals, Josh probably has the advantage. There’s a lot of power in that leg.”
On OT Will Beatty: “He’s coming. Everybody’s asking that. You asked that two days ago, and again today. I don’t see a lot of change. But he is out there and he’s doing more than he was originally supposed to do, so I think that’s a huge plus.”
On QB Ryan Nassib: “He’s had a lot thrown at him. He’s studied; he studied all spring. He does a tremendous job. He did that over the course of the summer. He was in here in the summer in our weight room. He’s learning. He’s progressing.”