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New York Giants Training Camp (July 25, 2014)

New York Giants Training Camp – Photo by Connor Hughes

August 25, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Monday were WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (hamstring), WR Marcus Harris (shoulder), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), OG Geoff Schwartz (toe), OG Brandon Mosley (back), OT James Brewer (back), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), DT Markus Kuhn (ankle), LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot), LB Justin Anderson (unknown), LB Spencer Adkins (unknown), CB Prince Amukamara (groin), and S Cooper Taylor (foot).

Head Coach Tom Coughlin was asked if Mosley’s back was a concern. “I hope not, but I don’t know anything,” responded Coughlin. “I know he was at the doctor today.”

When asked about Brewer, Coughlin replied, “I thought he would be back this week, but he’s at the doctor as well.”

When asked about Beckham, Coughlin said, “No, nothing on that. I am afraid to speculate because whenever you do that, it doesn’t seem like it works out. I just wait to be told…I think he is very frustrated. His whole personality is held in check because he is not able to do the things that he wants to do…He is not going to play on Thursday (against the Patriots). Have you seen him practice? How about practicing before you play.”

Asked for an update on Schwartz, Coughlin responded, “He is (down in North Carolina seeing Dr. Robert Anderson)…Just waiting to hear. I am hoping for the best.”

August 25, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Monday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

August 25, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Monday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on QB Eli Manning and WR Odell Beckham: Two Giants seem out of sorts — but only one has a track record by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Articles on RB Rashad Jennings:

Article on the New York Giants Tight Ends: Giants alter plan at tight end, ready to use TE by committee by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

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Mark Herzlich (58) and Jay Bromley (96), New York Giants (August 3, 2014)

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August 24, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Sunday were WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (hamstring), WR Marcus Harris (shoulder), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), OG Geoff Schwartz (toe), OG Brandon Mosley (back), OT James Brewer (back), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), DT Markus Kuhn (ankle), LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot), CB Prince Amukamara (groin), and S Cooper Taylor (foot).

WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring) participated in individual drills. RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot) and CB Jayron Hosley (foot) returned to practice. CB Zack Bowman (triceps), who was injured in the Jets game, practiced.

August 24, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Sunday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at BigBlueInteractive.com and Giants.com.

August 24, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Sunday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on the New York Giants Running Game: NY Giants offense fueled by rushing duo of Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News

Article on WR Corey Washington: Corey Washington: Giants coach Tom Coughlin raves about young wide receiver by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants Offensive Line:

Article on DE Damontre Moore: Giants’ Damontre Moore stepping up by JJ Conrad of The Bergen Record

Sights and Sounds from Giants-Jets Preseason Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Jets preseason game is available at Giants.com.

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Marcus Harris, New York Giants (August 3, 2014)

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August 23, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Four New York Giants were injured in the team’s 35-24 victory over the New York Jets on Friday night: OG Geoff Schwartz (toe), WR Marcus Harris (shoulder), DT Markus Kuhn (ankle), and CB Zack Bowman (arm).

The injury to Schwartz is serious. According to press reports, his dislocated big right toe has been examined or will be examined by a number of specialists. The most optimistic scenario is that he could be out 4-6 weeks; the worst-case scenario is he will need surgery and will miss the entire season.

Harris’ should injury could also be severe enough to cause the Giants to place the upstart talent on Injured Reserve or waived/injured.

“The Schwartz injury, the Harris injury, those are injuries that are going to be a long while, probably,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin on Saturday. “Then we got Markus Kuhn with a little bit of an ankle sprain that may hobble him this week, which I am disappointed if that is the case. Quite frankly, I wanted to have the chance for Markus to be able to finish strong here in the preseason based on not being able to go last year… The Bowman injury, I hope is not much, but the disappointment of losing the two players for some length of time is not what preseason is about.”

“We don’t want to lose anybody and losing Geoff is, as I said, a major disappointment,” said Coughlin. “Let’s not jump to conclusions, let’s see what happens when the evaluation is completed as to what the length of time is involved.”

August 23, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript from Sunday’s media conference call with Head Coach Tom Coughlin is available at BigBlueInteractive.com.

August 22, 2014 Tom Coughlin Post-Game Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s post-game press conference on Friday night are available at Giants.com.

New York Giants Post-Game Player Media Sessions: Transcripts and video clips of the post-game media Q&As on Friday night with the following players are available at Giants.com:

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Henry Hynoski, New York Giants (August 22, 2014)

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NEW YORK GIANTS 35 – NEW YORK JETS 24
It may have just been a blip, but for the first time this preseason the New York Giants’ offense showed life.

Was it pretty all the time? No. In fact, it was downright ugly at points. But it was progress and at this point, that’s all Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, Victor Cruz and others can ask for.

Victor Cruz, New York Giants (August 22, 2014)

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STUDS:

Victor Cruz

The catchless Victor Cruz has been the go-to punchline for the Giants for nearly the entire preseason. Ben McAdoo’s offense is supposed to fit Cruz’s talents to a ‘T,’ but through three games the receiver hadn’t caught a pass that didn’t end in a fumble. It didn’t take long for Eli Manning to get Cruz the ball, in fact it came on the first play. After that, Manning went back to Cruz again and again. When the night was over, Cruz had a team-high four receptions for a team-high 61 yards.

Damontre Moore

The second-year defensive end finished with four tackles and two sacks, but what was more impressive than anything was the fact his first two possessions in the third quarter came playing against the Jets’ starting offensive line. Moore chased down Michael Vick (no easy task) for a sack on the first play of the second half, then recovered a fumble one play later. Again, working against the starters, the next series, Moore recorded a tackle for a loss on Chris Johnson. Moore has proven he can dominate a team’s second-string left tackle, a task he should be able to accomplish. On Friday he showed he can be a good player versus the starters, too.

Preston Parker

The Giants love versatile players. The more you can do, the more the team fawns over you. Parker is beginning to earn that reputation with the Giants. The receiver can return kicks and punts, but Friday he showed he can make plays as a receiver, too. Parker caught three passes for 52 yards including a 39-yard touchdown on a bomb from Ryan Nassib. Parker reached out and made a finger-tip grab. With the injury to Marcus Harris – and struggles of Jerrel Jernigan – Parker may have earned himself a spot on the Giants’ 53-man roster.

Cullen Jenkins

Jenkins put a huge hit on Geno Smith early in the game and pressured the quarterback countless other times. Last year, Jenkins was one of the more underrated players on the Giants’ roster and looks to have built off that season and is looking good in Perry Fewell’s scheme.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie

Maybe it was because he scorned the team to sign with the Giants, but the Jets went at Rodgers-Cromartie time and time again. The result? Nothing. DRC made two huge pass breakups, including a beautiful one on Eric Decker in the end zone. He did get called for a defensive holding, but then again, who doesn’t nowadays?

Ryan Nassib, New York Giants (August 22, 2014)

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Ryan Nassib

In preseason and training camp, I was one of Ryan Nassib’s biggest critics. I ripped him when he played poorly and truthfully saw little to instill faith that he had a future in the NFL. The last two weeks, he’s made me a believer. Nassib was accurate, showed a strong arm and extended plays with his legs. I’d like to see him play with the starters because honestly, I’m starting to think the Giants have found their quarterback of the future.

DUDS:

Jerrel Jernigan

The front office likes Jerrel Jernigan. The coaching staff…not so much. Jernigan didn’t help his cause after all but being called out by Giants’ Coach Tom Coughlin earlier this week. The former third-round pick dropped an easy one on third down for the Giants which caused the punt team to come on. Jernigan played very well at the end of last season, but he has not carried that over into 2014. The Giants have started to work Marcus Harris, Preston Parker and Corey Washington into the lineup more frequently, possibly to see if others are a better fit than Jernigan.

Geoff Schwartz

I know, it’s a wrong to pick on someone who was carted off the field. But prior to his injury, Schwartz was downright dreadful. Muhammad Wilkerson manhandled the Giants prized free-agent acquisition and put constant pressure on Eli Manning. There were a few times New York’s franchise quarterback was running for his life. The culprit? Pressure right up the middle and past Schwartz.

Charles James II

Giving up a long completion down the sideline, a touchdown and then getting a personal foul…not good for a player on the roster bubble. If you didn’t know anything about the Giants, you’d think James was an All-Pro with the way he carries himself. That’s great, but his play needs to match it. Tonight it didn’t. Truth is, aside form his voice, James hasn’t done much to stand out in a cornerback group littered with talent.

Eli Manning, New York Giants (August 22, 2014)

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THE GOOD:

Drive to End the Half

Driving 91 yards in 11 plays is nice. Doing it in one minute and 48 seconds? Wow. For one series..and literally that’s it…Ben McAdoo’s system worked. Seriously! It looked like a real offense. We outlined the drive specifically in our game recap.

Eli Manning

I saw some positive things from Eli Manning, but not enough to make him a ‘Stud.’ The result? He falls into “the good” category. Manning completed 12-of-21 passes for 139 yards with a touchdown. His quarterback rating was 93.2 percent and he hit Rueben Randle for a nice 26-yard gain down the sideline. The reason he isn’t a ‘Stud’ is simply because he still doesn’t look like has faith behind the Giants offensive line. Then again, can anyone blame him? He also made a poor decision on a throw to Cruz that was almost intercepted.

Devon Kennard

Another strong outing for the rookie 5th round pick. Kennard led the team in tackles with seven.

THE UGLY:

Offensive Line

Skipping ‘The Bad’ and going straight to the ugly, the Giants offensive line was downright brutal again. The Jets’ starters manhandled them and had Manning running for his life on multiple occasions. The fact Geoff Schwartz is now out certainly doesn’t bode well.

The Penalties

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, New York Giants (August 22, 2014)

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Enough is enough because it really is getting out of hand. Twenty total were called and nine resulted in first downs. That’s not including the ones that were declined. There were some that I saw that I agreed with, but not 20 of them. Something needs to give because it’s getting out of hand.

The Injuries

We outlined some of the more serious injuries here, but the Giants were hit hard. Zack Bowman (triceps), Geoff Schwartz (toe), Marcus Harris (shoulder) and Markus Kuhn (lower leg) all left with injuries and Schwartz and Harris seem to be serious. The Giants need to stay healthy, but tonight wasn’t a healthy outing.

The Defense and Missed Tackles

The biggest and most glaring issue that I saw with the Giants’ defense was the missed tackles. It didn’t matter if it was Chris Ivory or Chris Johnson, nor did it matter the defender, the Giants were lacking in their tackling fundamentals and the Jets made them pay. Jason Pierre-Paul missed tackles, Jacquian Williams, Mark Herzlich and many others. The Jets ran for 146 yards on 32 carries (4.6 yards per carry) versus the Giants’ defense. Not to mention, every Jets quarterback had a rating over 100 percent.

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Eli Manning, New York Giants (August 22, 2014)

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This was what it was all supposed to look like, even if it was just for one series.

Eli Manning had time to throw, his receivers were getting open and the Giants were marching down the field. There was the catchless Victor Cruz catching passes. There was Will Beatty containing Quinton Coples. There was Weston Richburg keeping Sheldon Richardson in check.

Finally, there was Manning finding Rueben Randle for a 15-yard touchdown with all day to throw in the pocket.

This is what the Giants offense was supposed to look like. Even if it was just a glimpse in the Giants’ 35-24 victory over the New York Jets, it was something to instill hope into a fan base desperate for anything positive.

“We finally got into a pretty good rhythm and everything just worked,” Manning said, “instead of always having something go wrong or a penalty or a sack or something to back us up and keep us from sustaining drives. We were able to stay out of harm’s way and make some plays.”

Victor Cruz, New York Giants (August 22, 2014)

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After going 1-of-9 in his last two games, Manning completed 12-of-21 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown versus the Jets. Cruz caught four passes for 61 yards and Rashad Jennings rushed for 67 yards on 13 carries.

But before Manning marched the Giants down the field on a near-perfect drive, the team looked every bit as awful as it had during its first three preseason games. Each of the Giants first five possessions ended in a punt. Manning was pressured, the blocking was invisible and there seemed to be no offensive cohesion.

“I think we started off a little rough,” Cruz said, “but once we got the thing rolling, we were able to put some first downs together and get things going a little bit.”

To begin the second half, Ryan Nassib replaced Manning at quarterback and built off his strong outing a week ago versus the Indianapolis Colts. The second-year pro completed 8-of-12 passes for 103 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. He had a quarterback rating of 133.0.

“I thought we did pretty well as an offense in the second half,” Nassib said. “The o-line did a great job protecting up front which allowed me to get those shots deep down the field.”

Nassib connected with Henry Hynoski on a three-yard touchdown, hit Preston Parker for a 39-yard score and Corey Washington for a 31-yard strike. Not bad for a player who was relegated to the third team a week ago after struggling in the Giants first two preseason games.

“The game’s starting to slow down,” Nassib said. “That, and being in the system a little bit longer, but there’s still a lot to get better at, a lot to learn and a lot more stuff to correct.”

Defensively, defensive end Damontre Moore continued his strong preseason. Last year’s third-round pick recorded two sacks, four tackles and one fumble recovery. On his first possession of the second half, Moore chased down Jets quarterback Michael Vick for his first sack.

“He’s one of the pioneers of the whole scrambling quarterback thing,” Moore said. “To attack him, a guy I’ve watched and played with on Madden, it was a big honor.”

The Giants starting defense didn’t share in Moore’s same success. Versus the Jets starters, the Giants missed tackles, allowed Geno Smith to march the team up and down the field and committed four penalties that kept Jets’ drives alive.

Smith completed 9-of-14 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown. Running backs Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson combined to rush for 92 yards on 15 carries, an average of 6.13 yards per carry.

“Their offensive line performed well,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “They rushed the ball, but in the second half, our group came out and hung in there, made some plays and got the ball down the field.”

Video highlights/lowlights of the game are available at NFL.com.

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Geoff Schwartz, New York Giants (August 3, 2014)

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There was so much promise shown in the New York Giants 35-24 victory over the New York Jets Friday night in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Eli Manning was completing passes and Victor Cruz was catching them. The offense was looking like, well, an offense and second-year pro defensive end Damontre Moore was getting after the quarterback. But with the strides the team took forward, there were two big steps back.

Training camp hero wide receiver Marcus Harris left the game midway through the second quarter and headed to the locker room with a shoulder injury. Shortly after, starting left guard Geoff Schwartz was carted off of the field.

Tests confirmed some of the Giants’ fears. Harris suffered an injury to the AC joint injury in his shoulder and will be sidelined at least three-to-four weeks. Schwartz dislocated his big toe. Both players will have MRIs tomorrow to determine a more detailed analysis of their injuries. Both players could be out weeks, months, or the season depending on if there is structural damage.

“We got a couple of guys hurt tonight and that’s very upsetting,” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin.

When asked how serious the injury was to Schwartz, Coughlin responded, “Pretty serious. Hard to play with a toe that’s not functioning.”

“I’m not worried about anything, you just pray about it,” Harris said. “It’s football, injuries occur, you know? It just happened to be me today.”

Marcus Harris, New York Giants (August 3, 2014)

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Harris injured himself on a screen pass, his only reception of the game. After catching the pass, Harris attempted to stiff-arm a defender. When he did, a second defender came in from behind and wrapped him up and brought Harris to the ground. Because his arms were constrained, Harris was unable to brace himself for the hit and landed directly on his shoulder.

The second-year pro was in noticeable pain after the game. He had a brace on his arm and was walking gingerly around the Giants locker room. While Schwartz has his roster spot all but locked up, Harris has been fighting for a position on the Giants final 53-man roster. In a positional group that’s already deep and featuring names such as Corey Washington, Jerrel Jernigan and Preston Parker, Harris’ injury will likely keep him out for the season opener versus the Detroit Lions.

If healthy, Harris would be a logical choice. He can play outside, the slot and special teams. Now? That position is up in the air.

“I think I’ve done enough this summer,” Harris said. “Hopefully (The Giants) feel the same and keep me around.”

While Schwartz is in no jeopardy of getting cut, his injury puts another question mark on an offensive line that is filled with them. In Schwartz’s absence, rookie second-round pick Weston Richburg filled in. If Richburg replaces Schwartz in his absence, which is expected, lining up next to him will be Will Beatty, a player who’s recovering from a fractured leg. To the right? J.D. Walton, a player who hasn’t played in a regular season game in over a year.

At right guard is Brandon Mosley, a player with one career start. Next to him? Justin Pugh, a second-year pro who has struggled a bit this preseason.

The questions keep mounting…and the season keeps getting closer.

Aug 222014
 
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Andre Williams, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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Articles on the New York Giants Linebackers:

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Aug 202014
 
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Prince Amukamara, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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August 20, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Wednesday were WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (hamstring), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), OT James Brewer (back), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot), CB Prince Amukamara (groin), CB Jayron Hosley (foot), and S Cooper Taylor (foot).

Head Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed that Cooper will need surgery on his foot and that season-ending injured reserve is a possibility for him.

Coughlin also said that Brewer probably will not play against the Jets on Friday.

August 20, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Wednesday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

August 20, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Wednesday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Articles on the New York Giants Offense:

Article on WR Marcus Harris: Give Walt Frazier an assist on receiver Marcus Harris by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Article on OG Brandon Mosley: Giants offensive line breakdown: Grading the tape on Brandon Mosley by Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger

Article on DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul: Getting sacks in the preseason ‘not important at all’ by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

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Cooper Taylor (30), New York Giants (November 10, 2013)

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Things were going well for Cooper Taylor.

The New York Giants second-year safety, and fifth-round selection in last year’s draft, had added muscle in the offseason, was seeing looks with the second-team defense and making plays all across the field. Taylor earned praise for his physicality, awareness and improvement. He looked ready to make an impact on the defense.

The came a foot injury against the Indianapolis Colts, the tests that confirmed a sesamoid fracture in his left foot and the news he’d need surgery. Giants coach Tom Coughlin confirmed Wednesday after practice Taylor would have surgery and that season-ending injured reserve is now a ‘possibility.’

“Yeah, he’s going to need surgery,” Coughlin said.

According to Jordan Raanan of NJ.com, surgery for Taylor would require a near full season of recovery. This would make a trip to injured reserve a logical choice. By the time the safety would be healthy enough to take the field, let alone be able to get himself into football shape, it would be far too late to make an impact this season.

So where now do the Giants now stand? Rookie Nat Berhe has earned praise from the coaching staff and has been nicknamed ‘The Missile’ while veteran Quintin Demps has the ability to play either safety position.

Theoretically, placing Taylor on injured reserve may make the most logical choice for the Giants. While the team is littered with question marks across the roster, the secondary is not one of them. The Giants coaching staff was going to be put in a tough situation with a difficult ‘numbers’ game come cut-down day. The Giants had five safeties (Antrel Rolle, Stevie Brown, Berhe, Demps, Taylor) that all deserved spots on the roster and just as many cornerbacks. If Taylor is placed on injured reserve, a roster spot instantly opens up.

The extra spot may allow the Giants to keep both rookie Bennett Jackson and second-year pro Charles James II.

There has been no official decision yet from the team yet on what to do with Taylor. A placement on injured reserve, or IR with designation to return, may not be made for a few days. The Giants do have their first cut-down day (from 90 players to 75) on Tuesday.

Aug 192014
 
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Odell Beckham, New York Giants (August 9, 2014)

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August 19, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: Not practicing on Tuesday were WR Odell Beckham, Jr. (hamstring), WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring), OT James Brewer (back), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), LB Jon Beason (PUP – foot), CB Prince Amukamara (groin), and S Cooper Taylor (foot).

Beckham clearly injured or re-injured himself in practice on Monday. He pulled up after catching a pass and then did not return for any of the remaining drills. On Monday, the team said he left practice not because of the hamstring that has caused him to miss most of the offseason practices but because he was hit on the back of the leg. Now the Giants are saying the hamstring is “sore.”

Team officials continue to insist that Beckham did not re-injure the hamstring despite the fact that he did not practice on Tuesday and has now been ruled out of the game against the New York Jets on Friday. Last week, both Head Coach Tom Coughlin and Beckham said the receiver would likely play against the Jets. Beckham has yet to play in a preseason game.

“No, I don’t think Beckham hurt himself,” said Coughlin on Tuesday. “He was sore this morning. You people saw (what happened in practice yesterday) before I even did. I didn’t even realize he… because the last play, one of the last plays of practice yesterday, he caught a pass and ran down the sideline and looked pretty darn good. But he evidentially was sore this morning. They don’t feel like it’s a re-injury but they’re going to continue to be cautious if that’s what it takes. They’re saying no setback. That’s kind of where we are on it.”

“We have progressively built up my workload,” Beckham said in a statement released by the team. “I was sore this morning, and I didn’t work today because we didn’t want a setback, and I don’t consider this a setback. I see it as another step in getting back to full strength.”

August 19, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Tuesday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com.

August 19, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Tuesday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com:

Article on Head Coach Tom Coughlin and Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo: Tom Coughlin and Ben McAdoo stay calm behind closed doors about Giants offensive struggles by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on QB Ryan Nassib: Ryan Nassib making case for No. 2 Quarterback by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

Article on WR Marcus Harris: Beckham sits, Harris continues to excel by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

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