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Giants not expecting Odell Beckham for Week 1

Giants Camp Football AP

The Giants will likely open their season with their first-round draft pick where he has been throughout the preseason: on the sideline.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin indicated on Saturday that rookie receiver Odell Beckham, who is nursing a hamstring injury, isn’t expected to play in the Monday night opener against the Lions. Coughlin said one of the reasons wide receiver Preston Parker made the 53-man roster is that he’ll be playing some of the roles the Giants had hoped Beckham could play.

“Preston also has the punt return/kick return ability,” Coughlin said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “Right now that’s very critical for us, because Odell Beckham was going to be the punt returner.”

The Giants still have high hopes for Beckham as a big-play threat in their offense, some day. But that day will not be next Monday night in Detroit.

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26 Responses to “Giants not expecting Odell Beckham for Week 1”
  1. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 31, 2014 7:20 AM

    thats ok corey washington GOT THIS #GO BIG BLUE

  2. floratiotime says: Aug 31, 2014 7:25 AM

    … or 2 … or 3 …

  3. RexCanCoach says: Aug 31, 2014 7:44 AM

    I hear Beckham’s name is now permanently engraved onto the side of the stationary bicycle on the sidelines at NYG camp now, congrats!!!

  4. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 31, 2014 8:07 AM

    it is funny that REXCANCOACH IS NOT ANY OF THE JETS PAGES #TROLL

  5. dallassux says: Aug 31, 2014 8:08 AM

    Shocker

  6. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 31, 2014 8:17 AM

    Bust!

  7. bigwayne75 says: Aug 31, 2014 8:18 AM

    I am not worried not one bit, the same situation happen to Prince Amukamara. Everyone was calling him a bust because he barely practice or play in the preseason, didn’t play until late November his rookie season. Look at Prince now one of the top ten CB in the league. Beckham will be just fine, so let the haters hate, we all know the truth this guy will be a good player in the NFL.

  8. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Aug 31, 2014 8:19 AM

    Odell Beckham is a wasted pick !

  9. bigbluepa83 says: Aug 31, 2014 8:27 AM

    Much rather have corey out there anyway… give him some time to shine against the 1s n odell will b trade material

  10. kd75 says: Aug 31, 2014 8:42 AM

    Giants fans aren’t expecting Odell Beckham this season.

    Trust me. None of us are counting on him this season.

  11. joecool16280 says: Aug 31, 2014 8:53 AM

    The beginning of a injury hampered career.

  12. pantherfan40 says: Aug 31, 2014 9:13 AM

    Bust

  13. pantherfan40 says: Aug 31, 2014 9:14 AM

    David wilson 2.0

  14. bigbosscrispy says: Aug 31, 2014 9:28 AM

    Possibly the worst pick in all of this years draft… Way to let us down again Jerry..

  15. 700levelvet says: Aug 31, 2014 9:55 AM

    He has seen the Giants offense in the preseason and said screw that mess… I’m still hurt…

  16. fafaflunky says: Aug 31, 2014 10:01 AM

    odell broken..

  17. kev86 says: Aug 31, 2014 10:02 AM

    Andre Williams was a steal!

  18. berniemadoffsides says: Aug 31, 2014 10:53 AM

    This kid sounds terrified to play, to be honest.

  19. uptjeff says: Aug 31, 2014 11:29 AM

    When he returns, Giants fans will realize how lucky they are to have him. OBJ is the real deal.

  20. richiethegreek says: Aug 31, 2014 12:27 PM

    Bust. 2014 is already a nightmare for the Giants and the season hasn’t even started yet.

  21. richiethegreek says: Aug 31, 2014 12:30 PM

    I am imagining things or did someone seriously call Prince Amukamara a top ten CB in this comment thread? You people are delusional. It’s time to let go. It’s over, the faster they start to rebuild, the better off they’ll be in the future.

  22. Moudabo says: Aug 31, 2014 12:59 PM

    Great prospect – Frustrating hamstring.

    Best to let it heal up completely, before it leads
    to some chronic issue.

  23. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 31, 2014 1:38 PM

    Indeed, he’s a bust.

  24. bigwayne75 says: Aug 31, 2014 3:31 PM

    Ok 12th but that is still good, Prince only allow one TD on him last season.

  25. greymares says: Sep 1, 2014 7:36 AM

    This kid is Italian, F-R-A-G-I-L-E, lol.

  26. newjerseygiants says: Sep 2, 2014 11:47 AM

    Hakeem Nicks deja vu.

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