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Odell Beckham Jr. expected to play without practice



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. ** – Last week, Odell Beckham Jr. missed practice with a sore hamstring, but led all receivers with seven catches when the Giants played Monday night in Philadelphia.

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That schedule might become the norm for Beckham. Tom Coughlin said his star wide receiver will miss practice again today, as the Giants continue their preparation for Sunday's home game against the Dallas Cowboys. But as much as Coughlin wants his players on the practice field, he will accept Beckham's absence if he is ready to play on Sundays.

"Oh no question, yeah," Coughlin said. "He plays the whole game and then they deal with whatever he comes out of the game with and get him ready for the next one."

Coughlin was asked if he will follow the same scenario as last week.

"Probably, unless I get clearance to do something before.

"This is where we are right now. It may be that way for a while. I hope not. Obviously, you practice, you get better."

Coughlin said Beckham's hamstring is "sore."

Victor Cruz will continue to work with the team's athletic trainers, "but he's not cleared to go (practice)," Coughlin said

  • Coughlin said linebacker Devon Kennard (hamstring), and cornerbacks Trevin Wade (concussion) and Trumaine McBride (groin) will be limited in practice. Kennard practiced yesterday, the corners did not.

"(Kennard) moved well," Coughlin said. "He's limited, so he'll stay right in that category. But what he does, he did well. … Wade can't have contact, but he'll practice, he'll be able to be out there in off-coverage and do those kinds of things."

  • Defensive end Robert Ayers, who has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury, continues to practice.

"He seems to be doing well, but again, it's going to be the course of the week," Coughlin said.

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