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Practice report: Let's get (less) physical

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants were back in shells and shorts on Wednesday, after practicing in full pads on Tuesday.

Coach Tom Coughlin wasn't happy about the amount of contact that occurred Tuesday, saying he doesn't want players getting knocked to the ground in practice. Offensive lineman James Brewer and running back Ryan Torain suffered concussions on Tuesday, and safety Cooper Taylor left early with a strained hamstring.

But there was still plenty of action Wednesday. Here are some highlights/lowlights:

• WR Rueben Randle continues to look good. In a goal-line 1-on-1 passing drill, Randle beat CB Aaron Ross badly on an inside move for a touchdown.

• TE Adrien Robinson also continues to open eyes. QB Eli Manning hooked up with Robinson for a nice gain on the first play of 11-on-11 drills.

• With DE Justin Tuck sitting out because of a sore back, Cullen Jenkins shifted from tackle to end with the first unit, and Shaun Rogers stepped up to first-team DT with Linval Joseph. On offense, OG Chris Snee is still not taking live reps. With Brewer missing practice as well, Brandon Mosley stepped up in Snee's place.

• Rookie QB Ryan Nassib threw the lone interception of the day, after throwing two on Tuesday. Wednesday's pick came during 7-on-7 action -- Nassib threw to his right, but CB Junior Mertile corralled the ball just inside the sideline. Just prior to that, however, Nassib hooked up with TE Larry Donnell for a long gain down the middle.

• S Tyler Sash and CB Terrence Frederick combined on a nice breakup of a long heave by Manning intended for WR Louis Murphy.

• During 11-on-11 red zone work, fourth-string QB Curtis Painter had a shotgun snap hit him smack in the facemask. Painter recovered from the embarrassment to connect with WR Kris Adams for a touchdown on the next play.

• WR Brandon Collins made the final eye-opening play of the day -- an acrobatic leaping grab in the back of the end zone for a score.