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Giants' Jon Beason optimistic of being ready for Week 1

New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason speaks to

New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason speaks to the media after team conditioning drills at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., on Thursday, July 30, 2015. Credit: Brad Penner

Jon Beason appears to be on track to return for opening day.

The middle linebacker who sprained his knee in the Jaguars game was spotted running the past two days on fields adjacent to the team's practices. On Monday, he was working with a weighted sled to add resistance, then on Tuesday, he was working more on agility and cutting.

"He feels better," Tom Coughlin said. "He's got a routine now, and they get a little bit more aggressive each day with it. So he's optimistic, let's put it that way."

Coughlin, though, hardened by injuries throughout training camp, has a believe-it-when-he-sees-it attitude.

"He's optimistic," Coughlin said. "Whatever they tell me."

Beason will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Patriots.

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