There was another return to the practice field on Wednesday that was a bit overshadowed by old Number 90. Odell Beckham Jr. was a full participant in the workout, practicing with the offense for the first time in two weeks.
"I think we're back to the normal routine," Beckham said. "I don't know quite yet, but I definitely do feel better."
He looked it. Beckham was horsing around doing defensive back tackling drills early in the practice and running on special teams and offense. His hamstring injury seemed to be completely out of his mind.
He's been able to play in games, which is the most important day of the week for the Giants to have him available. But Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning both pointed to the lack of practice reps for Beckham and fellow receiver Rueben Randle as a reason for the sluggish passing game. Randle was not even on this week's injury report after being limited the past two weeks. "We have to make some more plays in the passing game," Manning said. "When you have a couple of your guys not practicing it's hard to be on the same page, especially if you are doing new things."
. . . . There's no time to correct anything, you're just kind of hoping it's done perfectly on gameday."
Now they can be imperfect during the week and fix it for Sunday.
Dwayne Harris had won three previous NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in his career, one each against the Giants, Eagles and Washington. This week he completed the NFC East sweep by winning it against his former team, the Cowboys.
Harris had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against Dallas on Sunday that broke a 20-20 fourth-quarter tie in the Giants' 27-20 win. It was the first time in NFL history a player returned a kickoff for a game-winning touchdown against a team he played for the previous season.
CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral) said he'll have an MRI on Monday when the team returns from New Orleans and hopes to be cleared to practice next week . . . LB J.T. Thomas (ankle) was in a protective boot and did not practice . . . G Geoff Schwartz sat out practice with a sore ankle, which was surgically reconstructed after an injury last year.