Defense finally breaks through

Aug. 10: Through the first week-and-a-half of training camp, the defense's inability to break up and pick off passes was glaring. That all came to a crashing halt on Wednesday morning, when the Giants defensive backs picked off three passes and knocked away several more.

"We've been working like heck on that stuff," Tom Coughlin said. "We made some progress that way, but we still have a ways to go."

Gibril Wilson was the first to make some noise, when he stepped in front of an Eli Manning pass and grabbed it. Wilson had been teased by Coughlin and Manning, who wondered if he was even on the field due to his lack of plays. Wilson told Coughlin he was going to "get one," then went out and did it.

Curtis Deloatch had a beauty of an INT, and Shaun Williams grabbed a tipped pass out of the air for the third pick. Chances are Williams' theft, recorded after Deloatch shoved Plaxico Burress to the ground, would have been called back, but no one really seemed to care at that point.

Both Will Allen and Will Peterson recorded eye-opening pass break-ups as well…

Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe returned to practice after missing time Tuesday to get a second opinion on his knee.

"He's back, he's fine," Coughlin said. "Everything checked out with his second opinion."

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