Day 2 late hits...


Quick notes from the second late practice:

First-round pick Jason Pierre-Paul did practice, as he said he would, despite his back bothering him. Though he had his lower back looked at for a few seconds in between a drill, Pierre-Paul participated and should be fine just as he told reporters.

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Third-round pick S Chad Jones says losing weight will be no problem. After the morning practice, Tom Coughlin said he wanted the rookie to be in better condition and lighter for training camp.

Jones said he weighs 225 pounds, one pound more than what he weighed in at during the LSU pro day. Jones said the Giants want him to be at 218 pounds or 220 pounds.

“Since we are on a different level, the game is all about speed,” said Jones, who played at 233 pounds at LSU. “Get a few extra pounds off me, get a little quicker, get out of my breaks a little bit better, I think that will be much better for the team and myself.

Since we got such a great strength and conditioning program, that weight will come off easily.”

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The Giants moved indoors for the second practice due to a concert festival going on at the Meadowlands across the parking lot.

Rutgers WR Tim Brown continued to make catches in the second practice and showed off impressive speed.

California WR Nyan Boateng also replaced William & Mary WR D.J. McAulay on Saturday's minicamp roster and Boateng, who is from Brooklyn, had a nice deep catch in the second practice.

There is one more workout scheduled for Sunday. The Giants are expected to announce their roster transactions on Sunday.