Your New York football Giants had their first official regular season practice today, and with that comes their first official injury report. Since I know this is what you have all been looking forward to today, here it is:
Looking over the injury report, there are no major surprises for Big Blue. Highly touted first round pick, Odell Beckham Jr., continues to be unable to practice due to his injured hamstring. If you are in deep fantasy league and own Beckham, make sure he isn’t in your starting lineup this week, as it looks like there is no way he will be playing on Monday. Heck, the Giants don’t even let him run near them in practice, so he certainly shouldn’t be running with your fantasy starters this week.
— James (@bigbluebloggers) September 4, 2014
Who will start at right guard? The offensive line injury woes continue, as three lineman either didn’t practice at all or were limited, including the projected starter at right guard, Brandon Mosley. Look for John Jerry to step up and fill in for Mosley if he is unable to go on Monday.
Defensive tackle, Markus Kuhn, continues to be sidelined with an ankle injury he suffered in pre-season. At some point, Kuhn needs to prove that he can stay on the field, or his roster spot might be in jeopardy as the season moves along. On a positive note — middle linebacker Jon Beason returned to practice partially. According to head coach, Tom Coughlin, Beason is still expected to make his debut on Monday night. However, I wouldn’t expect him to get a full compliment of snap counts.
No surprises today for the Giants, and it is always a positive that no new injuries popped up during practice. However, I think the GMEN still have some serious issues along their offensive line, and it certainly is discouraging that rookie, Odell Beckham Jr., still can’t get on the practice field.