“I don’t want it to be like it was in the spring. We need to get the guy back out here and get him on the field,” Head Coach Tom Coughlin said of Odell Beckham Jr.’s hamstring.
Beckham Jr. tweaked his hamstring on Tuesday, GM Jerry Reese said. Beckham was limited in practice on Wednesday due to the injury. He did not practice at all on Thursday.
He was also extremely limited in OTAs due to a slight hamstring tweak (BBB, June 5).
“He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern,” Giants GM Jerry Reese said on Wednesday after practice. “But you see that in some young players sometimes. They’re a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious and that happens to them.”
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Reese alluded to this on Wednesday at his presser. Rookie comes in, tries to do too much, hurts himself to the point where he misses significant time and flounders through his first season.
That is what we might be seeing here with Beckham, who the Giants want to see develop into one of their top three wideouts. Worry not. It looks as if the light has gone on for Jerrel Jernigan, so the more Beckham sits, the longer JJ has to shine.
Mario Manningham may not be what he once was, but he can still get open and make a play when called upon. There are several other young bucks here in camp as well. Today, UDFA Corey Washington turned in the play of the day.
All of this, on top of the public displeasure exhibited by the head coach, should motivate Beckham to the point where he focuses a little sharper.