Giants promote Ben Edwards to fill Beckham’s roster spot

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As a member of an NFL practice squad, there’s a decent chance that wide receiver Ben Edwards asked Santa for a spot on an active roster for Christmas.

Edwards didn’t have to wait until Friday morning to find out if the jolly, bearded man from the North Pole came through for him. Because the NFL decided that Odell Beckham was too naughty to play this weekend, Edwards got a nice bump up to the active roster from the Giants.

Edwards spent time with the Giants during their spring workouts, but was waived on July 31 after injuring his hamstring. He signed to the practice squad a little more than a month ago. Edwards had 207 catches for 2,196 yards and 15 touchdowns during his career at the University of Richmond.

With Beckham out of the picture, the Giants have Rueben Randle, Dwayne Harris, Hakeem Nicks, Myles White and Geremy Davis along with Edwards at receiver for Sunday night’s game in Minnesota. Harris has been dealing with a shoulder injury this week and didn’t practice Wednesday, but coach Tom Coughlin said he’s expected to work on Thursday.

10 responses to “Giants promote Ben Edwards to fill Beckham’s roster spot

  1. Beckham is a gutless punk. When the Bills and Giants played he spit in the faces of a couple Bills players, threw three punches and the third one ran and hid behind his teammates like a little girl. Would take Watkins on my team any day of the week over this punk. Watkins is better, he doesn’t have Manning throwing him the ball 50 times a game. Giants have no defense, no run game and no Cruz, just like last yeat. Watkins is better, he is bigger and faster.

  2. billswillnevermove- look at things objectively and not subjectively. Beckham is better than Watkins. I’m not a Giants fan nor am I a Bills fans. so come on man..just keep it real.

  3. @billswillnevermove I’m guessing you didn’t take your medication this morning. 24-10 Odell >>>> Watkins and its not close. We own NY AND NJ regardless of where we play or records. Get over it.

  4. billswillnevermove says:
    Dec 24, 2015 12:52 PM

    Beckham is a gutless punk. When the Bills and Giants played he spit in the faces of a couple Bills players, threw three punches and the third one ran and hid behind his teammates like a little girl. Would take Watkins on my team any day of the week over this punk. Watkins is better, he doesn’t have Manning throwing him the ball 50 times a game. Giants have no defense, no run game and no Cruz, just like last yeat. Watkins is better, he is bigger and faster

    Typical Bills fan. You have to prove it on the field. No one thinks after 2 years Watkins is even close to Beckham. Man apologized. Move on. He is still one of the best in the NFL. Manning does not throw 50 times a game to Beckham. Once anyone throw to you, you have to actually CATCH the ball. Your football IQ is so questionable.

  5. By the way, little girls are out doing little boys from elementary schools to colleges. Apparently no one sent you the memo that this is 2015 and somehow you were left behind in 1950s.

  6. Just look at the stats. In 26 games, Odell has 25 tds and 2700 yards.

    You don’t have to like him to appreciate what he’s been able to accomplish. Those are not great numbers, they’re Hall of Fame type numbers.

    This is the type of player everyone wishes so they had. If you don’t, then I personally think you’re looking at the player way too subjectively.

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