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Guardians hit practice field

Waldwick, N.J. -- Day 1 of the the New York Guardians first-ever minicamp is now in the books. Coaches got their first, live look at the players who will take the field at MetLife stadium in New Jersey on Feb. 9, 2020.

The team appeared loose throughout the first session of minicamp.

“It was fun to see the guys,” said Guardians head coach Kevin Gilbride.  “We wanted the enthusiasm and we got that. It’s the first day and you would be disappointed if the players weren’t excited.”

In fact, many players ran ball drills well after practice was over.  

Former Mountaineer looking to make an impact

Dravon Henry-Askew, a record-setting, former four-year starter at free safety for West Virginia University, talked about his first practice with the Guardians.

“It felt good to be around my teammates, I feel like it was a great day and we made a lot of progress,” said Henry-Askew.

'The Grind' continues for Sheehy-Guiseppi

Hardcore football fans may remember Damon Sheehy-Giuseppi. For those who are not familiar, Sheehy-Giuseppi is a former junior college All-American who had been out of football since 2016 and was temporarily homeless but earned a workout with the Cleveland Browns.

Although he impressed during minicamp and into the preseason with the Browns, he was ultimately cut and has now landed in the XFL.