Brandon Marshall was back on the field Monday, and Ben McAdoo said he is “hopeful” that Odell Beckham Jr. won’t be too far behind.
Beckham remained out with an ankle injury suffered the previous Monday against the Browns. McAdoo said he is “improving” and has “responded well to treatment.” Asked if he is hopeful that Beckham will be able to play Sept. 10 in the opener against Dallas, he said: “Yes. Absolutely. I’m hopeful he’ll play tomorrow.”
Asked if that is realistic, McAdoo did not answer. “We take it on a day-by-day basis,” he said. “When he’s ready to go, we’ll take him back.”
Marshall apparently is ready to go. He was limited in practice by the shoulder injury that kept him out most of last week.
“He caught a nice ball on a slant route, was moving around, got a little bit of work today,” McAdoo said. “It’s nice to have him back in the mix.”
Odighizuwa: 4-game ban
Defensive end Owa Odighizuwa was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. He posted cryptic statements on social media during the offseason suggesting that he was stepping away from the game but has been with the Giants since the start of camp.
Automatic for Aldrick?
Aldrick Rosas is 4-for-4 on field goals and 2-for-2 on PATS in preseason. “I feel like I’m off to a good start,” he said. “I feel like I still have a lot more to prove. I’m anxious to . . . start building that automatic-ness where they know I’ll do my job.”
Rosas and Mike Nugent have battled kick-for-kick, and the competition has one game to go.
CB Eli Apple (ankles) did not practice and DT Damon Harrison was given a day of rest . . . CB Michael Hunter Jr. and LB Keenan Robinson, both in the concussion protocol, did light workouts on the side . . . OL Adam Gettis (foot) went on IR.