Beckham targets Week 5 for debut

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

The New York Giants are still waiting for their top draft pick, Odell Beckham Jr to get healthy enough to make his professional debut. It appears that that time is finally coming. He’s failed to see action because of an injured hamstring but Beckham told the media today that he feels great and hopes to debut October 5th against the Atlanta Falcons.

On Tuesday, the Giants’ first-round pick, who has been out with a hamstring issue since June, worked through a limited practice session, his first such session of this season, and he said he was feeling “as good as I’ve ever felt right now.”

He added that, if all goes well, he may be ready to play on Oct. 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.

“That’s the goal,” he said, “but like I said, that’s up to them (the coaches). Just staying patient, keep doing what I’m supposed to do and get better each day.” (NY Daily News)

It’s a good sign that the rookie has been on the field practicing but we’ve seen this before. He’s got on the practice field a couple times before and been out of action again after a day or two. Hopefully this time it’s different.

The report says that he’s been looking better daily and that things really could be getting better. Head coach Tom Coughlin said that the rookie’s workout “wasn’t the most extensive of (individual workouts),” but an improvement.

Eli Manning also commented and it sounds like he can’t wait for him to get into a game.

“Odell looked good,” said Manning. “He’s definitely got some quickness to him and some burst, so it’s good to see him running. We’ll just kind of keep sprinkling him in and get him up to speed on everything.”(NY Daily News)

One important thing to note is that this is Beckham saying he’s hoping to return for week five. The Giants haven’t put any timetable on his return. It’s nice to have those expectations but Beckham himself admitted it’s not up to him, it’s up to the team.

“That’s the goal,” he said, “but like I said, that’s up to them (the coaches). Just staying patient, keep doing what I’m supposed to do and get better each day.”(NY Daily News)

As a Giants fan I hope it’s soon they need someone to take the pressure off of Victor Cruz.

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