Odell Beckham back on sideline for Giants


Giants first-round pick Odell Beckham returned to practice last week after a lengthy absence caused by a hamstring injury and raised hopes that he’d be able to make his preseason debut against the Jets this weekend.

Those plans may need to be put on hold, however. Multiple people on the Giants beat report that Beckham is on the sideline doing individual rehab work with other injured players while the rest of the team goes through practice in full pads.

There’s no word on a specific issue for Beckham, who had to leave Monday’s practice early after pulling up at the end of a sprint. The Giants said that Beckham, who didn’t return to practice, was fine but it seems that being fine and being able to practice are mutually exclusive in this case.

Beckham’s hamstring also limited him during spring work, so he hasn’t had much time at all to work in the new offense since being drafted in May. That’s probably not the leading  reason for the unit’s August difficulties, but it isn’t helping get things on track either. If Beckham’s out for much more time, it may be hard for him to make much of an impact in his first season as a professional.