Eli Manning
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The New York Giants unveiled a new wrinkle in their offense in Sunday’s morning practice of Detroit week. 

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY—The New York Giants were back on the practice field on Sunday for the first time since their 20-10 preseason loss to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night.

Following practice, head coach Pat Shurmur spoke about what lies ahead for his team as they prepare for their preseason game Friday night against the Detroit Lions.

“The beginning of our Detroit week. Keep in mind we’re still in training camp, so we’re working on things that we need to get better at as we approach our preparation. As you know, we’re going to practice three days against Detroit before we play them, so we’ll practice again here tomorrow then Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday we’ll practice with the Lions, then play them on Friday. Looking forward to that, looking forward to a little change of scenery. It’ll be a good team event for us to be all together away from town so we can bond a little bit, tool.”

As far as practice was concerned, the Giants offense unveiled a new wrinkle in their red zone offense as Eli Manning handed the ball to tight end Evan Engram out of a shotgun formation. It’s becoming more and more apparent that the Giants intend to get the ball in Engram’s hands often this season.

Later in the red-zone session, wide receiver Cody Latimer made a spectacular leaping catch for a touchdown in the left corner of the end zone with Janoris Jenkins in tight coverage.

Other news and notes

After missing Thursday night preseason opener, Curtis Riley was back at practice at free safety with the first team defense.

Michael Thomas took reps at free safety with the second-team defense, and William Gay took reps with the third team defense. It’s still an unknown as to who will be the Giants starting free safety, but Shurmur is hoping he’ll have some clarity after the team’s joint practice with the Lions and their game against the Lions on Friday night.

Backup quarterback Davis Webb took reps with the first team offense, but he had an up and down practice. He connected with Sterling Shepard deep down the left sideline, but a play later he was intercepted by Kerry Wynn when trying to throw a screen to Engram.

Webb had a solid first week of training camp, but since then he’s struggled particularly in the Browns game. Expect Shurmur to give Webb snaps with the first team offensive line when the team plays the Lions on Friday.

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.