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Latest injury updates as Giants get back on practice field


Coach Ben McAdoo gives the latest Giants injury updates as the team returned to practice Monday:

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris, two of the four wide receivers who missed the Giants' victory against the Jets on Saturday, returned to practice today on a limited basis.

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"He looked good, he caught a nice ball on a slant route," coach Ben McAdoo said of Marshall. "Was moving around, got a little bit of work, so it's nice to have him back in the mix."

Marshall, a 12-year veteran who joined the team in March, played 28 snaps in the first two preseason games, and could well sit out the finale Thursday at New England.

"We'll just have to catch him up, we'll see how it goes during this week," McAdoo said. "If he's ready to go, we'll throw him out there. If not, we won't."

Odell Beckham, Jr., who sprained his ankle last week in Cleveland, is "improving," according to McAdoo.

"He's getting treatment, he responds well to treatment and we'll repeat that process again for tomorrow," McAdoo said.

Asked if he is hopeful that Beckham will play in the regular-season opener in Dallas on Sept. 10, McAdoo said, "Yes, absolutely. I'm hopeful he'll play tomorrow."

Tavarres King, the fourth receiver who was sidelined on Saturday (ankle), missed practice today. Rookie Travis Rudolph, one of the receivers with whom King is competing, had a team-high three receptions with an increased number of reps.

"It's tough to say somebody's safe," McAdoo said. "In this game, this week will have a big impact on things for a lot of guys. You hate to see somebody lose an opportunity because of an injury, but yet, nobody's safe."

*In addition to Beckham and King, the following players missed practice: defensive tackle Jay Bromley (knee), cornerbacks Eli Apple (ankle) and Michael Hunter (concussion), safety Duke Ihenacho (knee), linebackers Keenan Robinson (concussion) and Mark Herzlich (burner), and defensive tackle Damon Harrison (rest day).

*Bromley, who was hurt against the Jets, said his knee has "no significant damage. It is just a little sore. Just taking it precautionary and continue to strengthen it and give it some rest."

He is unsure if he will practice next week or be ready to face the Cowboys.

"We will take it one day at a time," Bromley said. "It's remarkable how it feels from one day to the next. I am just going to keep working on it, keep going to treatment and just keep getting better every day. … I definitely want to play for the opener, but I just got to listen to my body and take it one day at a time."

*The NFL announced that defensive end Owa Odighizuwa has been suspended without pay for the first four games of the 2017 regular season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances. Odighizuwa will be eligible to return to the Giants' active roster on Monday, Oct. 2 following the team's game the previous day at Tampa Bay.

Odighizuwa is eligible to practice this week and play at New England.

A third-year pro, Odighizuwa played in 14 games in 2016, primarily on special teams.

*The Giants today added their second cornerback in two days when they signed Daniel Gray to the roster. Gray, 5-10 and 190 pounds, was released on Thursday by the Arizona Cardinals, who signed him as a rookie free agent on June 6. Gray played in 27 games with 19 starts in three seasons at Utah State after transferring from Tennessee (where he played in eight games as a true freshman in 2012). He three-year totals included 97 tackles (52 solo), 10 pass breakups, and an interception.

Gray filled the roster opening created when offensive lineman Adam Gettis was placed on injured reserve. Gettis hurt his foot Saturday night against the Jets.

Yesterday, the Giants were awarded cornerback Tay Glover-Wright off waivers and waived defensive end Evan Schwan.

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