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Tom Coughlin calls out rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

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. was called out by Tom Coughlin after his first training camp practice because he pulled up short on a deep pass from Eli Manning. Coughlin said he would have to see if the Giants' first-round pick was injured or just stopped running, neither of which would be good.

"He's got some work to do, just like they all do," Coughlin said of Beckham on Tuesday. "We've seen enough in the spring to know what he can do. Hopefully we'll see it again soon."

One of the places it was most recently seen was at the Manning Passing Academy where Beckham spent some time working with his new quarterback.

"When we were running routes at the Manning Passing Academy, it felt good to feel as if we were all in sync and on the same page," Beckham said before the first workout.

Beckham had been to the academy previously as a wide receiver prospect (and product of Manning's alma mater, Newman High School), but this was his first time working there as a Giant. He said he likes the connection he already has fostered with Manning.

"It's something that you can't really explain," he said. "It's something you feel as a receiver, you feel your instinct with your quarterback."

Apparently Coughlin would like to see more of that feeling.

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