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New York Giants Training Camp News & Notes, 7/30/17: Josh Johnson on Track to Beat Out Geno Smith (Highlights)

Sunday was the third training camp practice for the New York Giants, and although they’ve yet to go full pads, there were several takeaways.

Rookie placekicker Aldrick Rosas showed that he had a strong leg making several field goals over 40 yards. In fact, Rosas only missed one field that the referee said was wide right. Head coach Ben McAdoo said that he felt it hooked in and then joked on how he couldn’t throw a challenge flag to review the kick.

In other special team news Dwayne Harris, Travis Rudolph, Sterling Shepard, Kevin Snead, Shane Vereen, and later Odell Beckham Jr. all took turns returning punts.

Vereen left practice early due to what McAdoo said later was lower body soreness and that he could have come back, but we decided to play it safe and smart.

Quarterback Josh Johnson seems to have a firm command on being the backup to Eli Manning as he had a solid practice today. He connected on a deep pass down the left side line to Roger Lewis Jr and had a couple of nice completions to Travis Rudolph and Tavarres King.

The only misfire Johnson had all day was when one of his passes was deflected by cornerback Michael Johnson and intercepted by safety Nat Berhe.

There was a minor altercation between Janoris Jenkins and Eric Pinkins during conditioning drills where Jenkins took a swing at Pinkins. When asked about it after practice McAdoo responded by saying some of the best dust ups are within the family.

The Giants will have Monday off before they return to practice on Tuesday. It’s expected at some point this week they’ll practice in full pads and step up the intensity at practice.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.