EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Pat Shurmur's first minicamp with the New York Giants nearly had an ugly ending when high-priced left tackle Nate Solder tweaked a knee after being bumped during a helmet-swinging scuffle between defensive tackle Damon Harrison and rookie guard Will Hernandez.
Solder, who signed a four-year, $62 million contract in March, walked away from the fight and sat on the grass after Harrison and Hernandez were separated.
Head trainer Ronnie Barnes examined Solder, and the former Patriot got up and tested the knee.
Solder and Shurmur later said it was OK, but it could have been a lot worse. Coming off a 3-13 season, the Giants can't afford to have their highest-priced free agent hurt in a minicamp where players are practicing in shorts and no pads.
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