Giants 2014 first round draft choice, Odell Beckham Jr., is not an on-field participant at day two of training camp. Beckham Jr. pulled up on a deep route during yesterday’s practice, and GM Jerry Reese stated that he once again “tweaked” his hamstring. Unfortunately, it occurred during the rookie’s first rep in 11 on 11 drills.
While the former sprinter is well-acquainted with the hamstring healing routine, that familiarity hasn’t prevented a recurrence in injury; albeit relatively minor issues to this point.
Unaware that Beckham had reaggravated his hamstring on the play, head coach Tom Coughlin expressed his displeasure to the media on OBJ’s “give up”:
“He stopped on the ball,” Coughlin said. “I know that part.”
“He’s got some work to do. He’s got some work to do, just like they all do. We’ve seen enough in the spring to know what he can do. Hopefully we can see it again soon.”
With a receiving corps comprised predominantly of “specialists”, Beckham Jr.’s positional and route running versatility could provide an enormous boon to the Giants West Coast passing attack. His physical canvas is not a concern, but staying on the field enough to learn the new system and develop a rapport with Eli Manning most definitely is. The Giants need him back getting reps lickety-split. On pure talent alone, Beckham Jr. is the team’s most explosive playmaker on the outside — with rock in hand or burning corners vertically.
So… how has OBJ been keeping himself busy at practice today, you ask?
— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) July 23, 2014
.@OBJ_3 is standing in back of end zone not involved in kickoff drill … but he just made a one-handed grab of sailing KO – eye opener. Wow
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) July 23, 2014