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Odell Beckham Jr. still capable of impressing

Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants speaks to

Odell Beckham Jr. of the Giants speaks to the media prior to practice during training camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center, July 22, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. Credit: Mike Stobe

Odell Beckham Jr. still isn't practicing, but that didn't stop him from being impressive.

The first-round pick spent the open portion of Friday's workout stretching, lightly jogging, and then catching passes thrown by assistant strength and conditioning coach Markus Paul on an adjacent field to the rest of the team. It was during that final segment that he put on a show, making a series of one-handed catches at variously awkward positions.

Certainly the Giants would prefer that Beckham concentrate on the two-handed catches. Or any catches at all on the field with the team. He's still sidelined with a hamstring injury and will be listed as not participating in the practice. The Giants don't release their final injury report until tomorrow due to the Monday game, but you can pretty much ink Beckham into the "OUT" column.

He'll be joined there by DT Markus Kuhn, who missed practice with an ankle injury. The rest of the players on the injury report are a bit more nebulous. The three players who were limited on Thursday -- Jon Beason (foot), Charles Brown (shoulder) and Brandon Mosley (back) -- were all participating today. And James Brewer (back) returned to the field and worked with the team.

One other notable mention from practice: The Giants were pumping in crowd noise early on. They turned it down during the early drills but in all likelihood cranked it back up when they started doing team work. But that's when media access ended.

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