- Jane McManus, Reporter & Columnist, espnW.com
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants had to run for cover halfway through Saturday's afternoon practice when thunder and lightening arrived at the Timex Performance Center field. It was the second showing for the rookies at the Giants' rookie minicamp.
The weather may have moved things around, but several of the newbies seemed to be getting more comfortable with the Giants' routine and playbook.
“The first day I was kind of thinking a little bit too much,” DT Johnathan Hankins said. “But I’m starting to relax and starting to get comfortable within the scheme of the defense and just be confident and go out there and make plays. I’m not trying to make plays that I can’t make. Just make the plays that come to me.”
CURRY ADDITION: Tom Coughlin was asked about signing LB Aaron Curry: “He worked out well for us,” Coughlin said. “Of course, he was the fourth pick in the draft. I looked at some of the grades, and the grades were outstanding. So he is anxious to have an opportunity and we are anxious to provide him with one. Hopefully, the two will meet and we will get a very talented player who can come into the Giant organization and play the way he was graded coming out of college.”
FEWELL EXCUSED: Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell left the Giants facility on Friday due to a death in his family. “We all feel very badly for Perry and his family," said Coughlin. "Perry did the best he could this week under difficult circumstances and then left out of here Friday.”
WILSON ON SPECIAL TEAMS: Special teams coordinator Tom Quinn said kickoff returner David Wilson could remain a member of the unit despite more of a role on offense. “He’s tremendous at doing that, and with his expanded role, we’ll see where it leads and hopefully someone else does step up,” Quinn said. “We like to have depth in those positions. We’ll see.”