As New York Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin prepared for his team’s training camp, he knew offensive tackle William Beatty would be limited. What exactly “limited” meant, he hadn’t a clue.
Now that the Giants are two practices in, ‘limited’ may mean a bit more active than expected.
“He’s doing a little bit more and it’s very encouraging,” Coughlin said after practice. “I’m giving him a lot of credit for this. He isn’t over doing it, but he’s doing more than expected.”
Beatty missed the Giants’ entire offseason conditioning program while rehabbing a fractured right leg suffered in the final game of last season. Yesterday, Beatty split reps with free-agent signee Charles Brown. Today, the former second-round pick took nearly all reps with the first team.
On one play during a two-minute drill, Beatty looked like his old self for the first time. As former All-Pro defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul came firing off the end, Beatty matched Pierre-Paul’s jump and knocked him off balance. The block gave Manning enough time to fire a pass down the field.
“I hope he’s able to continue working his way back once we put pads on,” Coughlin said. “I do know he feels like he needs to be stronger. I would say that’s normal.”
While Beatty began training camp ‘limited,’ linebacker Jameel McClain quickly found himself with the same label. McClain was carted off the field yesterday, but returned today. The ex-Raven stretched with the team, took part in some positional drills and shadowed on others.
“He’s fine,” Coughlin said. “He was a little sore but was able to go.”