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Odell Beckham Jr., Rueben Randle hope they can play Monday night

Odell Beckham of the New York Giants reaches

Odell Beckham of the New York Giants reaches for a pass as Stephon Gilmore of the Buffalo Bills defends during the first half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Oct. 4, 2015 in Orchard Park, N.Y. Credit: Getty Images / Tom Szczerbowski

Odell Beckham Jr. and Rueben Randle both missed time in the fourth quarter of Sunday night's win over the 49ers, but they expressed cautious optimism about playing on Monday against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Beckham did some light jogging on the side Thursday. Randle practiced on a limited basis.

"Right now, I feel as if it's a day-to-day thing, so we'll see," said Beckham, who added that it is a benefit to have an extra day to get treatment on his hamstring. "Any time you can get some time off to recover, it's great."

Said Randle: "I'm just trying to do whatever I can. My thoughts are that there's enough time for me to get back."

Odell shrugs off Cro

Beckham chose not to fire back at Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie, who last week called the Giants receiver a "one-year wonder" in an interview with ESPN.

"There's so much stuff that goes on, it doesn't really faze me," he said. " . . . It's just words is all it is . . . It doesn't motivate me. No effect."

Giant steps

The Giants had 11 players on their injury report Thursday, most with soft-tissue injuries that Tom Coughlin called "bothersome." But he said the team will stay the course with its new schedule and training techniques implemented this year . . . LB Jon Beason (concussion) ran on the side and appears close to being cleared in time for Monday's game. Jonathan Casillas (calf) and Devon Kennard (hamstring) worked on the side but did not practice . . . DE Robert Ayers Jr. (hamstring), CB Trumaine McBride (groin) and DE George Selvie (calf) were limited. G Justin Pugh (ankle) was a full participant.


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