X-rays on McClain negative, MRI Wednesday

Jameel McClain’s X-rays on his foot came back negative (Garafolo, July 22).

He will undergo an MRI on his foot on Wednesday (Anderson, July 22).

4 p.m.: McClain was able to practice today, though not fully.

“He was out there plugging away,” Tom Coughlin said (Schwartz, July 23).

McClain was carted off the practice field on Monday afternoon, with what looked to be a left leg or foot injury (Garafolo, July 22).

Tom Coughlin said that McClain felt something — “irritation” — in his foot.

LB Jim Herrmann was asked after practice if he was nervous when he saw McClain leave the field via cart on Tuesday.

“Not really, I think it was more of his shoe,” said Herrmann. “He told me, “My feet are killing me, man!” and normally that happens when you’re starting out, your feet get sore because you’ve got to run so he’ll be fine.”


First-round pick Beckham tweaked hamstring

First-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. tweaked his hamstring on Tuesday, GM Jerry Reese said.

Beckham was limited in practice on Wednesday due to the injury.

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.”

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Loud Mouths: Fewell or McAdoo

Chris and Adam discuss which Giants coordinator has more pressure on them to succeed this season, Perry Fewell or Ben McAdoo.

Giants criticized for Tyree hire

The Human Rights Campaign criticized the New York Giants’ hiring of David Tyree as the new director of player development for his past comments expressing anti-gay views (ESPN, July 23).

Tyree, who said in 2011 that he would trade in his famous Super Bowl helmet catch if it would prevent homosexuals from being married, will replace fellow former Giant Charles Way.

He also claimed that same year that “there is no specific evidence to support the claim of being born gay.”

The HRC issued a statement Tuesday blasting the Giants for the decision to hire Tyree, stating that his claim “has been debunked and condemned by every major medical and mental health organization in the country, including the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, and many others.”

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Giants seek to find right mix along the OL

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

Change has come to the Giants and nowhere is it more evident than along the offensive line. They opened last season with: Kevin Boothe at center (in place of David Baas), James Brewer in Boothe’s LG spot, Chris Snee at RG, Will Beatty at LT and rookie Justin Pugh at RT.

Currently, only Pugh remains in his rightful spot from Week One of 2013. Since then, Baas was released, Boothe signed with Oakland, Snee retired, Beatty broke his leg and Brewer’s name is not being bandied about with the ‘ones’ any longer.

“There’s a lot of new faces in that o-line,” Pugh told reporters on Tuesday. “I was talking to some of the older guys yesterday, and I said “hey, it’s a little bit of a different feeling in that room.” There’s no real veteran presence. I mean Will Beatty is a six-year guy but you know, there’s no two-time winners anymore with Snee, Diehl and Boothe all gone. But someone has to step up, we have to play well. The team can’t stop when guys leave so it’s the ‘next guy up’ mentality, I think that’s how the Giants have always been and will continue to be that way.”

So, what is this year’s starting group going to look like? Pugh is locked in at RT and big-ticket UFA Geoff Schwartz has been penciled in at LG. Michael Eisen of Giants.com projects the rest:

Among the issues to be resolved are: 1) who will replace Snee, the starter at right guard for the last decade? 2) Can Will Beatty recover from a broken leg and a poor season to stand tall at left tackle, and 3) Will free agent signee J.D. Walton (who hasn’t played since 2012) or rookie Weston Richburg (a second-round draft choice) play center when the Giants open their season on Sept. 8 in Detroit.

In Tuesday’s opening practice, Mosley was carted off with heat-related issues (later reported as an upset stomach) and Richburg was inserted at RG. From Ed Valentine of Big Blue View:

This was a really busy practice for rookie second-round pick Weston Richburg. With Mosley going down early and John Jerry taking only a few snaps in his first practice back from knee surgery, Richburg was a workhorse. He took quite a few first-team reps at right guard in Mosley’s spot, and took the second- and third-team reps at center.

A little like Jerry, left tackle Will Beatty took a handful of snaps. Charles Brown did most of the first-team work at that spot, though.

On Tuesday’s GEICO SportsNite, members of the Giants offensive line talked about how they are ready to step up despite losing some key veterans.

Wednesday Morning Report: First practice in the books

John Fennelly, Lead Writer

The Giants held their first practice of training camp on Tuesday with 89 of the 90 players on the roster participating in half-shells. Only MLB Jon Beason, who is on the PUP list while he recovers from a foot injury, was not on the field.

“Some of it was disappointing in terms of the conditioning part,” head coach Tom Coughlin said, when asked his impression of the first day of camp. “There were two or three guys (actually, four: OL Brandon Mosley, TE Xavier Grimble, OT Charles Brown and LB Spencer Adkins to be exact) I thought relatively early in practice came up with cramps, and had to be taken inside.”

“Organizationally, it was fine,” the coach continued. “The execution was not as good as you would like it to be. The defense, I thought, moved around well. On offense there were a few things that were very close that I am excited to look at on the tape. You always want to come back right where you left off, and it never is quite that, but we got out here and some things happen sometimes and you get to look at other people and it’s to the benefit of the team. I’m hoping that is what we are going to find when we look at the tape.”

Veteran safety Antrel Rolle had a different view.

“It’s almost to a point where you have to hold yourself back,” he said. “It’s just the first day of training camp. All of the guys are excited and were trying to get out there and see what we can put together. It’s going to be a very stressful week that we have here.”

LB Jameel McClain, playing the middle in place of Beason, also left the field but with an apparent foot injury. The extent of that injury will be known today. Mark Herzlich stepped in and handled the remainder of the MLB reps after McClain’s departure.

The team will be out on the field again this afternoon at 1:20. Rain is not expected until later in the day, so they’ll be outside in the heat again.

SNYGiants insider Ralph Vacchiano was on hand at QDTC on Tuesday and filed this report on Daily News Live:

The Daily Coughlin: Heat, newness and some nervousness

The wistful Tom Coughlin we saw yesterday at the podium gave way to the old version Tuesday as his Giants got back to work during their first day of training camp at QDTC.

A mostly sunny and hot day in the NYC Metro area, the heat played a role in how the practice panned out.

The heat apparently overtook several players. OL Brandon Mosley was carted off with heat-related issues, as was rookie TE Xavier Grimble. LB Jameel McClain left the field early also, but his issue seemed to revolve around his foot.

“He thought it was a shoe issue, an irritation in his foot, but it was over one of the metatarsals, so [the medical staff] brought him in to look at that. He is the one guy right now that other than heat [related absences], that it will be interesting to see what the discussion is inside….I’m hoping that this is just a matter of a sore foot with Jameel, so we’ll see.”

The truest words of the day. With Jon Beason (PUP) out with a foot problem of his own, the Giants are leaning on McClain to take Beason’s snaps until the he returns later this summer.

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McClain, Grimble carted off

Jameel McClain was carted off the practice field on Monday afternoon.

McClain left with what looked to be a left leg or foot injury (Garafolo, July 22).

Tom Coughlin said that McClain felt something — “irritation” — in his foot.

Rookie tight end Xavier Grimble was also carted off, though likely due to heat issues (Schwartz, July 22).

Mosley carted off practice field

Brandon Mosley was carted off the practice field on Tuesday afternoon.

Mosley is the heir apparent to start at right guard now that Chris Snee has retired from the NFL.

Mosley was later said to have had an upset stomach (Orr, July 22).