WR Odell Beckham, Jr., who sustained a laceration on his lower left leg on Sunday could be back as early as Thursday. Head coach Ben McAdoo said he looks close to returning.
"We'll see how he responds," McAdoo said. "Every day is a new day. It's amazing what could happen over the course of a night."
Second year TE Matt LaCosse left practice with a knee injury, but came back and "fought through it."
McAdoo is pleased with what he has seen from the secondary thus far this summer: "It's tough to complete a ball against them. The first couple of groups are doing a nice job out there. They seem to be communicating fairly well, which is a big part of it. Allows them to play faster, allows them to play competitively, and they are making it tough on the offense....communication is a big part of what we do. We obviously want to make it tough to complete the ball."
The coach was also positive about the progress on special teams:
"We're making progress," he said. "Certain guys are making progress. Paul Perkins is a guy that jumped out to me on special teams today. Did some things well, as far as his efforts goes. If you throw effort at it, you can get better in a hurry in this league, and he is someone who recognizes the importance of special teams. That was evident today."
TE Larry Donnell continues to impress at camp after missing the second half of the 2015 season with a serious neck injury.
"Larry's had a very good camp so far," McAdoo said. "He's made some nice catches. He's improving as a blocker. He had a good day on special teams, too, which is huge for us."
McAdoo likes what he sees from CB Trevin Wade at the slot corner position:
"He played a lot in there for us last year. Almost came up with a nice pick today, would've been a nice play for him. I think the defense is really coming together for him. He understands it and he is able to play fast....I think he's pretty natural in there. We saw that early last year from an offensive perspective, him inside. The more experience you have allows you to play a little bit faster. But he can also go outside and play a little bit out there as well."
The Giants have introduced several new drills this summer. One is the "half-line" drill, where only one side of the offensive line goes head to head with one side of the d-line.
"Yeah, you want to be able to work the point of attack," McAdoo said. "You want to be able to fit your backside pad in. Defense wants to be able to get their hands inside and shed; work their arm over technique without having to worry about their backside. That's where things get vulnerable. That's where the problems happen."
The team is working drills with with soccer and other type of non-football items. "We are trying to get our guys used to handling the ball as many different ways as we can to improve hand-eye coordination," McAdoo said. "Great questions. We have to try and keep it as interesting as we can post-practice, and get everyone with their hands on the football. Whatever the case may be, tennis balls."
McAdoo had nothing for praise for LB Jonathan Casillas, who is the frontrunner to start at one of the OLB positions:
"He's a guy that has played a lot of football. He's played a lot of different roles in the linebacker room, special teams. He's always been out front and I think he's done a nice job of leading that way."
This is the time of year where backup QB Ryan Nassib gets to shine. McAdoo was asked if the fourth-year signal caller, who has never started an NFL game, could provide sufficient relief for Eli Manning if called upon.
"If Ryan was ever forced to go in, we would pick up where Eli has left off," McAdoo said. "We trust Ryan to go in and run the offense. We feel that we can put our players in a position to be successful. We feel that he can go in and do the job for us."
PK Josh Brown missed practice due to personal reasons.