Center of attention: Graham Glasgow left practice with an undisclosed leg injury during Tuesday’s joint practice with Giants. He took part in the skeleton portion of practice early Wednesday, but didn’t do any team stuff against New York. Rookie Frank Ragnow moved over to center, with Kenny Wiggins playing left guard and Joe Dahl playing right guard (T.J. Lang sat out practice).
“From my perspective as a rookie, I have to be ready to play any position because I’m trying to earn my keep around here,” Ragnow said. “At least for myself individually and my preparation, I’m preparing to play wherever they want me to step up.” – Tim Twentyman
Tight ends, double sixes: There was a glimpse – two glimpses, really – of what it would mean to the offense to get more production from the tight ends in the red zone. Michael Roberts made a nice stretching catch near the front right corner of the end zone. On the next play, Levine Toilolo caught a pass in the deep right corner. – Mike O’Hara
Remember me?: Linebacker Devon Kennard spent his first four seasons in the NFL as a member of the New York Giants. There were a lot of familiar faces on the other side of the field for him. During Wednesday’s practice, Kennard made himself a frequent guest in the Giants backfield getting reacquainted with those folks on offense. I recorded three sacks for him in different team periods. I thought he stood out today. – Tim Twentyman
Oh, OBJ: Fans appreciate good plays from anyone, and that was the case when Odell Beckham Jr. made a leaping catch in the end zone in a drill early in practice. It wasn’t a great catch, but it highlighted Beckham’s athleticism. And it just happened to be in a part of the practice field where fans were sitting in the stands. They gave Beckham a nice ovation. – Mike O’Hara
Increased reps: Two linebackers moving up the rep chart recently are Jalen Reeves-Maybin and Steve Longa. Both have seen opportunities the last few days to get reps in with the first-team defense. Both players are fast, instinctive and good in coverage. It seems good play is being rewarded with more opportunity for these two young linebackers. – Tim Twentyman
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Battle of backups: Jake Rudock and Giants backup Davis Webb each got to run a two-minute drill with the first-team offense toward the end of practice. Webb was able to lead New York down the field and into field goal range on the Giants possession. Rudock got a chunk play on a pass interference penalty from Eli Apple on Kenny Golladay, but ended up throwing a pick-six to Apple to end the Lions possession. Give Webb and the Giants the win for that period. – Tim Twentyman