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New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Ruled Out Vs. New York Jets with Hamstring Soreness

August 19th, 2014 at 2:55 PM
By Doug Rush

Despite New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin stating that Odell Beckham Jr. was fine after leaving practice on Monday with what looked like to be a tweak of his hamstring, the team is not taking any chances in re-aggravating the injury.

Coughlin announced after Tuesday's practice that while Beckham did not suffer any setbacks with the hamstring, he is being ruled out for their next preseason game on Saturday night against the New York Jets with what is being called hamstring soreness.

Beckham did not practice on Tuesday and spent most of the time either on a stationary bike, with the training staff, or just on the sidelines watching without his pads on. Beckham was initially out for almost three weeks after originally injuring the hamstring early on in training camp and missed the team's first three games of the preseason against the Buffalo Bills, Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts. Now, he'll miss a fourth one against the Jets.

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New York Giants Vs. Indianapolis Colts: Preseason Week 2 Game Analysis

August 19th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

For the first time since Super Bowl XLVI, the New York Giants returned to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana this past Saturday to take on the Indianapolis Colts. And despite a brutal start, they eventually secured a 27-26 victory.

Although the Giants walked away with a win, it was far from pretty. In fact, it might have been the most criticized win in several years, preseason or otherwise. And in looking at the film, the lack of faith and uneasiness amongst fans and experts is certainly justified.

Key to Victory: Strong 4th Quarter Effort from Reserves

After the Giants' first and second team left them with a 26-point fourth quarter deficit, the lingering reserves (some still from the second team) constructed the greatest comeback in NFL history that doesn't count. In fact, even if it did count, no other team in NFL history has ever overcome more than a 25-point fourth quarter deficit with 10:00 minutes or fewer remaining in the preseason, regular season or postseason.

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New York Giants Witnessing a “Third String Renaissance” This Preseason

August 19th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
By Daniel Graham

Over the last few years, we've seen what we can call a “Third String Renaissance” of sorts for the New York Giants. The undrafted free agents make themselves known and have fans, coaches and commentators scratching their heads wondering how they were not picked up by a team in the draft.

Many undrafted players have found success over recent years in the NFL, but it seems that the Giants hit the jackpot more often than not with these players. And it is not just limited to undrafted players; it also goes for those players who have just as good a chance of making the team as the undrafted do.

In three preseason games, we have been witness to a sluggish performance from the Giants’ first team, especially offensively. But when the fourth quarter rolls around and Big Blue is in a troublesome situation, a slight lead and a “W” randomly flashes next to the Giants’ win column.

Against Pittsburgh, third string quarterback Curtis Painter came in for his only real series of the night and led the team down to a game-winning drive, capped off with a touchdown reception in one-on-one coverage by undrafted rookie Corey Washington, who has had a touchdown reception in each of the first three preseason games.

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New York Giants’ Weston Richburg Could Be Working Way into Starting Job

August 19th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Doug Rush

The New York Giants have been searching to figure out who their starting right guard will be once they begin the 2014 regular season next month against the Detroit Lions.

With Chris Snee retiring just before training camp, they have used Brandon Mosley as the first-team right guard, but with him being up and down, plus the rumors of the Giants possibly being interested in current San Francisco 49ers holdout Alex Boone, it leaves to speculation that Mosley is no lock to be the right guard at the start of the season despite starting the first three preseason games there.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin didn't come right out and say that the Giants would make Richburg a starter, but it certainly sounds like he is open to the idea and given his increased playing time on Saturday against the Indianapolis Colts, they may be preparing him to do just that.

"We are not stuck with anything," Coughlin said on Sunday, a day after Richburg played more snaps (48) than any Giants player against the Colts. "As I said, just because five guys trot out there doesn't mean that's the starting unit. What we are doing is we are trying to introduce, for example, Weston Richburg played guard, center, right guard, left guard, and he did so last night. We are looking at all of those things."

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New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin Says Odell Beckham Jr. is Fine After Hamstring Injury Scare

August 19th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Doug Rush

On Monday, Odell Beckham Jr. was taking reps for the New York Giants during practice in preparation for the team's fourth preseason game against the New York Jets. Beckham made a catch and run, but that wasn't what caught everyone's attention on Monday; it was what happened afterwards with Beckham jogging off the field slowly after being hit in the leg during that catch and didn't return to practice as a result.

However, despite people speculating that Beckham re-injuring the hamstring — one that kept him out for almost three weeks — both Giants head coach Tom Coughlin and Giants Senior Vice President of Communications Pat Hanlon both informed everyone that Beckham was just fine.

The real determination of where to go from here is what happens with Beckham on Tuesday; if he wakes up the next morning feeling fine and able to practice (although the Giants could play it safe and hold him back for a day).

The Giants' offense has been rather shaky during the preseason and getting Beckham included into the offense would certainly help matters if he could finally make his debut for the team.

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