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It was the combination many wanted to see. Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. lined up split wide and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie matched up with him one-on-one.
Beckham took off on a deep pattern, got inside position on Rodgers-Cromartie and Eli Manning let it fly. Just as the ball reached it’s highest point, Beckham pulled up and Rodgers-Cromartie come away with an easy interception.
Beckham slowly walked back to the sideline with his hand on his hamstring. He sat out the remainder of the two-minute drill before fielding a punt during the next portion of practice.
During Wednesday’s practice, Beckham Jr. was held out throughout its entirety.
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Giants’ general manager Jerry Reese confirmed Beckham Jr. tweaked his hamstring yesterday. Coach Tom Coughlin confirmed after practice the injury was the cause for his absence.
“He didn’t go and who knows how long (until he returns),” Coughlin said. “Don’t ask me. I have no idea.”
The tone of Coughlin’s voice said much more than his words. The coach seemed annoyed and almost depressed regarding the situation. Since being drafted by the Giants, it’s been one hamstring issue followed by another for the team’s first-round pick.
It started when Beckham ‘tweaked’ it during the team’s organized team activities which kept him out most of minicamp. Now, there’s no prognosis on when Beckham will return. While he was on the field and stretched with the team, Beckham didn’t participate in any individual or team drills.
“He missed today and he said he was sore,” Coughlin said. “That’s about all you can ask.”