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Left tackle Will Beatty to test leg against Colts

Giants tackle Will Beatty drinks water during team

Giants tackle Will Beatty drinks water during team training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (Aug. 14, 2013) Credit: James Escher

Left tackle Will Beatty, who fractured his right leg in the regular-season finale last year, is ready to return to game action. Beatty, who has returned to practice with the first team offense, will play in Saturday night's preseason game against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium, according to Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

However, Beatty's snaps might be limited. "It will be his first time playing, so he will get the normal first-time load," Coughlin said.

Kennard gets physical

There was a big hit by linebacker Devon Kennard on rookie running back Andre Williams behind the line of scrimmage. "He likes to be physical," Coughlin said of Kennard. "He appears to be one of those guys. He's a football player. He learns well, he plays special teams and he plays on defense."

Who suits up Saturday?

Coughlin said he was unsure if first-round wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who returned to practice this week after suffering a hamstring injury on the first day of camp, would play against the Colts. "We'll see about that," Coughlin said . . . Cornerback Trumaine McBride will see his first preseason action against the Colts. McBride is coming off surgery in January to repair a torn labrum in his hip. He has been practicing well in recent days . . . Coughlin said right guard Brandon Mosley "has had a pretty good week." Coughlin wants to see more, though. "He is a big, strong guy that has had lots of time in the classroom and some work on the field as a backup."

Giant steps

WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee) returned to practice Wednesday . . . DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) was in pads and participated in individual drills . . . WR Trindon Holliday (hamstring), RB Peyton Hillis (ankle/foot), cornerback Zack Bowman (knee), TEs Daniel Fells (knee) and Xavier Grimble (hamstring) and LB Jon Beason (foot/PUP) did not practice.

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