Practice report: Pugh gets snaps at LT
August, 12, 2013
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The biggest thing that happened in Monday's practice was Antrel Rolle's injury.
Rolle sprained his ankle early on, in one-on-one coverage drills, but the Giants had to go on with the rest of practice.
First-round pick Justin Pugh returned to action from a concussion and got some snaps at left tackle with the second team. Pugh previously had worked most of the time at right tackle, where he was competing with David Diehl.
The competition isn't over, but Pugh suffered the concussion 11 days ago. He missed valuable practice time and a preseason game. The Giants likely will go with Diehl at right tackle, but they could move Pugh around and prepare him in case of an injury to a starter.
Reinforcements: The Giants also welcomed back DE Justin Tuck (back) and RB Ryan Torain (concussion). OG Chris Snee (hip) and DB Terrell Thomas (knee) practiced, too. Thomas got a good deal of snaps as an extra defensive back as the team continues to ease him back into the mix.
If Thomas can stay healthy and get stronger, the Giants could have four experienced cornerbacks to turn to in Corey Webster, Prince Amukamara, Aaron Ross and Thomas. And Jayron Hosley should continue to get better as well.
The 411: Dan Connor got some first-team snaps at MLB. Connor and Mark Herzlich switched at times, with Herzlich getting some second-team snaps. The Giants want to look at different linebacker combinations. ... DT Cullen Jenkins continues to get snaps at DE. ... QB Ryan Nassib launched a pretty 40-yard pass toward the end zone but Keith Carlos had the ball go through his hands. ... TE Adrien Robinson continues to look like a big target in the passing game as QB David Carr hit him with a nice sideline pass in 11-on-11 drills. ... WR Rueben Randle snatched the ball out of the air in traffic across the middle on one play. ... WR Ramses Barden made an impressive one-handed catch across the middle. ... RB Michael Cox continues to run hard in practice. ... The Giants signed WR Marcus Harris to replace WR Kris Adams, who was waived/injured after suffering a fractured ankle Saturday.