G-Men cautious with Beckham's hamstring

The Giants still have 10 days until their first preseason game, and almost seven weeks until the first game that counts. We’re a good deal away from pushing the panic button. But for every day Odell Beckham remains sidelined, the restlessness grows.

After suiting up for the opening of camp on Tuesday, New York’s top pick has sat out the last two days after tweaking the hamstring that kept him out of much of spring practices. No one, not even Tom Coughlin, seems to have an idea of when Beckham will be back, but the wide receiver insists this is just a precaution.

“It’s more just preventative treatment,” Beckham said Wednesday. “It’s not something you want to stick around and linger because it’s not easy to overcome. Kind of in the back of your mind, you always have that there but you try not to focus on it as much and go as hard as you can.”

Beckham himself admits that he’s anxious to get out on the field and actually start proving himself.

“That’s what I am looking to see right now. I am waiting to get out here,” he said. “Being a young guy, you always want to get in and show them what you got. I am just looking forward to the opportunity.”

For now, he’s focusing on other things: studying the playbook, getting comfortable in new surroundings, moving in to a new home, and enjoying being around his new team — especially fellow wideout Victor Cruz, one of Beckham’s favorite players in recent years.

“It’s pretty surreal," Beckham said. “He was one of the guys that I watched closely last year and now being on his team and seeing him in person, it’s a lot more exciting for me.”


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