"This was a good, spirited, up-tempo practice," coach Tom Coughlin said. "There are a few things we will clean up, obviously, and we want to be better tomorrow and build to our best work on Friday."
Bradshaw, who has been restricted to one practice a week with a broken bone in his right foot, was a surprise participant. Coughlin had said earlier in the day Bradshaw would not practice.
However, the extra time off after the NFC title game win over San Francisco helped him get back on the field.
All were observed by a pool reporter in the regular part of practice at close to full speed, though their practice reps were less than a typical full load.
It seemed the Giants were eager to get back out on the field. They were boisterous after the pre-practice stretch and ran from drill to drill.
"I saw that," said Coughlin. "They've been excited about getting back to work for the first time in a few days."
Coughlin said Bradshaw told trainer Ronnie Barnes he "wants to be a part of this" and wanted to be out at the first practice.
"I just hope he's OK tomorrow," said Coughlin.
The Giants had to take buses 7 miles from their downtown hotel to the facility for the 4 p.m. practice. The players will have their final media session of the week Thursday at their hotel, then return to the university's practice facility for another 4 p.m. practice.
They also will practice here Friday and have a short walkthrough Saturday in their final prep work for Sunday's game.