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Odell Beckham Jr. giving Giants tacklers fits

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a pass during training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Friday, July 31, 2015. Credit: Brad Penner

Odell Beckham Jr. caught a short pass and zigzagged his way through the Giants secondary with a series of blistering cuts during Friday's practice. It was good to see him moving so easily after having those hamstring issues in the spring, but surely the defensive backs he left behind -- Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie -- were not thrilled about it.

In fact, they were still discussing it on Saturday, making the case that in an actual game with actual tackling those moves would not have been as effective.

"We've been arguing about that since this morning," Amukamara, one of the victims of a Beckham cut, said on Saturday. "He keeps saying that I wasn't a factor and that he was more worried about DRC. It was on film and I think I would have got him because he did cut back. He just said like 'You touched me and we're not playing two-hand touch' or whatever. I told him, 'Alright, next time I'm going to give it to you.' Let me clarify that: 'I'm going to hit you.'"

This being training camp, there is no full tackling. And the Giants are very wary of Beckham's health to begin with. So how would Amukamara be able to sneak in a [friendly] clobbering of Beckham?

"I'd make it seem circumstantial or something, I don't know," he said.


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