Giants have another large turnout

Updated: June 8, 2011, 4:13 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

ORADELL, N.J. -- Heat did not stop the New York Giants players from going through another mass player-organized workout on Wednesday.

One day after 39 Giants met up for their biggest workout this offseason, 36 players practiced with no shade in temperatures that were in the low 90s at Bergen Catholic High School in New Jersey.

Offensive and defensive players were present although there were far more players on the offensive side for the light, non-contact practice. Players started the workout by splitting up into groups by position and working on technique.

Then the offense ran some light non-contact passing plays against some defensive players to work on timing and routes.

Manning, guard Chris Snee, defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, linebacker Michael Boley and tackle David Diehl were among the veterans at the practice.

Rookies, like cornerback Prince Amukamara, wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan and running back Da'Rel Scott, have benefited from working out with veterans since they haven't had a rookie camp or offseason training activities due to the lockout.

For the second straight day, Giants players did not talk to media but Shaun O'Hara, the team's players' association representative, told reporters that he, and possibly others, will talk on Friday, the last day of workouts.

"Be happy to talk and give a statement on Friday," O'Hara said. "That's going to be our last day. Please appreciate the understanding. We're trying to get better, we're trying to get ready for the season, whenever that is."

This week's workouts have been the largest player-organized workouts by the Giants during the lockout. Manning previously held some small practices in Hoboken (N.J.) with a handful or receivers while most of the Giants trained on their own.

Several Giants are scattered around the country, while others might not want to risk injury in an organized practice since teams do not cover injuries during the lockout.

A few players, like wide receiver Ramses Barden and O'Hara, participated in a limited fashion on Tuesday and Wednesday as they are each coming off offseason surgery.

Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com.

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