Because there are several free-agent signings and players who cannot practice until next week due to the new transition rules, the Giants had to adjust with their lineups. RG Chris Snee took snaps at center with Adam Koets sidelined by patella tendonitis from the ACL surgery he had last year. Coughlin said it took him by surprise.
David Baas cannot practice until next week due to the transition rules of being a free-agent signing.
Undrafted rookie free agent Henry Hynoski worked with the starters at FB as did D.J. Ware at RB with Brandon Jacobs unable to practice until next week due to restructuring his contract.
CB Aaron Ross had the highlight of the day with the camp's first pick-six off Sage Rosenfels when he jumped a route.
Your first-team linebackers on the first day of practice: Michael Boley, Jonathan Goff and Clint Sintim.
DT Linval Joseph was also with the first-team on defense. Rookie DT Marvin Austin had some impressive moments working against the second-team.
WR Devin Thomas had a few impressive catches working against the defense.
WR Ramses Barden (ankle) and Koets did not practice.