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In the New York Giants final practice before they travel to Detroit for joint practices with the Lions, Davis Webb took reps with the first team offense on Monday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY—The New York Giants practiced indoors on Monday due to rain and the team went through varies situation drills as well as 11 on 11 in what is the team’s final practice before they head to Detroit for joint practices with the Lions.

In an unexpected move on Monday, Giants backup quarterback Davis Webb took all of the reps with the first team offense on Monday. Eli Manning was at practice but only participated in individual drills.

Webb had a solid practice on Monday morning. In the team’s 11 on 11 red zone offense, he rolled out to his right and threw a touchdown to Odell Beckham Jr. A few plays later he connected with Beckham again on a fade route in the corner of the left end zone for another touchdown.


Later in practice, Webb connected with Saquon Barkley deep down the left sideline. Barkley beat cornerback Janoris Jenkins on the play but Barkley pulled up at the end of the play. It would be the last play Barkley participated in practice, and later on his left leg was wrapped.

At the conclusion of practice, Barkley walked off the practice field gingerly.

After practice head coach Pat Shurmur was asked about the condition of Barkley.

“I don’t know. We’ll see,” the Jints new head coach said. “I think he’s alright, but we’ll find out.”

Even if Barkley’s injury is minor, you would think the Giants would use caution with him and may elect to hold him out of Friday’s preseason game against the Lions.

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Based on the fact that Davis Webb took all of the reps you would have to think there’s a possibility he may start Friday’s preseason game against the Lions, with the first team offense to build up his confidence after his shaky performance against the Browns.

Manning could take reps with the first team offense in the three joint practices they have with the Lions and sit him out Friday’s game and let Webb, Kyle Lauletta and Alex Tanney play.

Lauletta didn’t fare as well as Webb on Monday. He misfired on a few passes and was intercepted by safety Michael Thomas.

Other news:

Sterling Shepard spoke for the first time since becoming a father to a baby girl on Friday.

“I was thinking it was going to happen on that game day but we woke up the next morning, she (Shepard’s wife Chanel) stood up, her water broke, and we went right to the hospital. She did great, I was there every step of the way. It was pretty graphic, but it was good. She did a great job. Our moms were there, our families were there, everything went perfectly.”

“It was a little bit more intense,” Shepard added. “You kind of have an idea of what you’re going into on game day. There, you have no idea what’s going to happen or what could happen, so the nerves are kicking a little bit more. Like I said, I was on the side of the bed with her the whole time, I even caught myself pushing when the doctor was saying, ‘Push!’ and she was like, ‘What are you pushing for?’, but I was helping her out and she did a great job.”

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