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Giants could be without Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle for Monday night game

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants

Odell Beckham #13 of the New York Giants looks on from the sidelines in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015 in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: Jim McIsaac

Tom Coughlin said it is in "the realm of possibility" that the Giants will be without Odell Beckham Jr. or Rueben Randle -- or possibly both -- when they face the Eagles on Monday night in Philadelphia. Throw in the uncertain status of Victor Cruz and the team might need to add healthy receivers to its roster before the end of the week.

"I hope it doesn't [happen]," Coughlin said, "but we've got a little bit of time here to see how that's going to stack up."

Beckham and Randle left Sunday night's game against the 49ers with hamstring injuries. Beckham returned for the final three offensive snaps. Cruz was scheduled to meet with doctors Monday to gauge the progress from the platelet-rich plasma that was injected into his ailing calf on Oct. 1. Coughlin said he had not received word on Cruz's availability this week.

If the Giants don't have their "big three" receivers, they'd be left with Dwayne Harris, Myles White and Geremy Davis. That trio has a combined 55 career receptions, 44 by Harris.

"We'll see how fast they respond," Coughlin said, noting the extra day for rehab and recovery this week. "I'm hoping that we can get Odell and Rueben at least on a limited basis for the entire rest of the week. I know that's [optimistic], but I would hope we could do that.''

Fells gets game ball

The Giants presented Daniel Fells the game ball from Sunday night's win over the 49ers -- via Skype. The tight end remains hospitalized and fighting a MRSA infection, but he was linked into the team meeting Monday morning. Coughlin said the team dedicated the game to Fells and his family.

While Fells' situation is very serious, Coughlin said he's been told the possibility remains that he will make a full recovery. On Sunday night, he said the MRIs of Fells' infected foot showed progress from the treatments he is receiving. "I don't believe he's out of the woods, I didn't say that," Coughlin said. "I think these three straight days [of feeling better] are really a wonderful sign, but there's more tests to be done. And again, the response to the antibiotic is critical." Giant steps

LB Jon Beason left the game with a concussion but Coughlin said he appeared to be doing better and in "good spirits" Monday. Beason must clear the NFL's concussion protocol before returning . . . Eli Manning has had close to 30 comeback wins in his NFL career, but for many Giants, Sunday was their first. "For them, it's got to happen a few times until they expect it," Manning said on WFAN on Monday. "They might want it, they might hope it, but they maybe don't expect it. And I think now that you have that experience of going and doing it, we can get more confident in those scenarios."


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