It's getting hot in here

ORADELL, N.J. -- The Giants continued their week of player-organized workouts as 30 players practiced in what felt like triple-digit heat at Bergen Catholic High School.

With temperatures hovering around 95 degrees and feeling like it was over 100 according to Weather.com, the Giants had a smaller turnout than during the previous two days. Thirty players trained in the sun for about an hour and a half. On Tuesday, 39 players worked out. And on Wednesday, 36 practiced in hot conditions.

While practicing in scorching weather is nothing new for football players, it should be noted that they are doing so without being insured by teams during the lockout.

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Rookie wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan working out at Bergen Catholic HS in Oradell, NJ.

The players continued to go through light non-contact drills, working on plays and timing and technique mostly. And rookies like wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan, cornerback Prince Amukamara, tackle James Brewer and linebacker Greg Jones continue to benefit by being around veterans like Eli Manning and learning as much as they can without having access to a playbook or coaches during the lockout.

Manning did run his receivers and offensive line through some two-minute drills as well.

Since these types of walk-through practices benefit mostly offensive players, the defensive turnout has been smaller this week and there were fewer defensive players here on Thursday.

Also, the player we initially guessed was second-round pick Marvin Austin on Tuesday is actually defensive tackle Dwayne Hendricks, who is on the team’s reserve/future roster.

Since we haven’t seen all the rookies and reserve/future guys up close during this offseason yet, it’s been hard recognizing some of the players from some 100 yards away behind a fence. But for the most part, this is the consensus from the beat writers on who was here on Thursday:

QB Eli Manning

QB Sage Rosenfels

RB Da’Rel Scott

WR Ramses Barden

WR Jerrel Jernigan

WR Victor Cruz

WR Samuel Giguere

WR Darius Reynaud

TE Travis Beckum

TE Jake Ballard

TE Bear Pascoe

OL Jamon Meredith

OL Jim Cordle

OL Shaun O’Hara

OL David Diehl

OL Will Beatty

OL Kevin Boothe

OL Mitch Petrus

OL Chris Snee

OL James Brewer

OL Ike Ndukwe (we believe)

OL Rich Seubert

DT Dwayne Hendricks

LB Jonathan Goff

LB Greg Jones

LB Adrian Tracy

CB Prince Amukamara

CB Bruce Johnson

CB Brian Jackson

P Matt Dodge