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    GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    "The Giants held a brief organized team
    activities session today – the final OTA open to the media – that included only
    individual drills, team walk-throughs and 7-on-7 passing drills. In other words,
    at no point did the offensive and defensive lines face one another.


    Still, there was a notable absence once again in left tackle Will
    Beatty
    , who was not on the field for the workout. Beatty is dealing
    with an undisclosed back issue.




    “That’s kind of slowed him down. He’s improving every day,” coach Tom
    Coughlin
    said. “I don’t know that he will make the minicamp (next
    week), but he’s making good progress.”




    Beatty missed the final month-plus of the regular season and all of the
    postseason with a detached retina. Now, it’s his back, which flared up in the
    week before the game against the Eagles last November (the game in which he
    injured his eye).




    Coughlin was asked if the back problem is going to be an ongoing issue for
    Beatty.




    “I hope not, but it’s always a concern,” Coughlin said. “Anybody that has had
    a bad back realizes that if you get yourself in trouble it’s very difficult to
    get out of trouble in a short amount of time. It’s painful. But he he’s worked
    well at it. He’s in every meeting and I’m encouraged by that. He’s not
    uncomfortable sitting in his meeting room chair, so he’s making good
    progress.”




    In the meantime, James Brewer has worked as the first-string
    left tackle, though Brewer said he’s also taken reps at right tackle.




    * * * *




    Today’s dose of bad injury news came early when S Tyler Sash
    appeared to strain his hamstring in the first portion of practice.




    Sash, a sixth-round pick last year who played in all 20 of the team’s games
    as a rookie and was a key contributor on special teams in the playoffs, was
    limping very badly both on his way off the field and in the locker room a bit
    later. The way he was moving, it was pretty clear he won’t be doing anything for
    the rest of the spring. We’ll see if this issue lingers into training camp.




    * * * *




    As I said, it was a brief practice with no team drills, so we can really only
    highlight a few things that happened during 7-on-7s. But first, a rundown of the
    injury situation:




    --DT Shaun Rogers was not on the field. Coughlin said he’s
    been dealing with an elbow issue. Rogers has been participating in meetings.




    --CBs Corey Webster (undisclosed), Terrell
    Thomas
    (knee) and Prince Amukamara (foot) all sat out
    7-on-7s, as they have for all of the OTAs. Coughlin said Amukamara has only been
    cleared to do individual drills. “I was hoping, having him cleared to do
    individual, and a couple of other guys, we might be outside on the grass,”
    Coughlin said. “But we were in here (in the indoor facility) because of the
    weather.”




    --Obviously, WR Hakeem Nicks (foot) and TEs Travis
    Beckum
    (knee) and Jake Ballard (knee) were not on
    hand. Also, DT Chris Canty (knee) remains out.




    --Others limited at least a little bit: DE Justin Tuck
    (shoulder), S Kenny Phillips (knee), RB Ahmad
    Bradshaw
    (foot), TE Martellus Bennett (hamstring) WR
    Dan DePalma (hip) and CB Antwaun Molden
    (hamstring).




    --DT Markus Kuhn is sitting out because apparently he
    doesn’t have a work visa. Jorge Castillo will have more on that for you on
    Tuesday.




    * * * *




    And now, those highlights I promised:




    --WR Ramses Barden was one of a few players Coughlin
    mentioned as having stood out during OTAs. He had a nice little practice today,
    with a tough catch in traffic on a ball from QB Eli Manning
    that LB Keith Rivers was lunging to reach. As I’ve mentioned a
    few times, Barden has shown an ability to make such catches. Barden later ran a
    good route up the seam to catch a ball from QB David Carr and
    would’ve had another catch on a well-run “sail” route had Carr seen him finding
    a hole in the zone.




    --The other players Coughlin mentioned were: CB Michael Coe,
    LB/DE Adrian Tracy and rookie RB David Wilson.
    So take that for what it’s worth.




    --Nice catch for rookie WR Rueben Randle on an in cut about
    10 yards down the field in front of CB Brandon Bing and S
    Stevie Brown. Bing later rebounded with a pass defensed when he
    peeled off the guy he was covering to jump in front of a receiver running a
    short route close by.




    --A rare miscommunication between Manning and WR Domenik
    Hixon
    . Manning threw outside; Hixon broke inside. Given both players
    are touted for being on point with their assignments, I don’t know which way I’d
    lean if I had to guess which one goofed. Based on body language, I’d say
    Manning, but that’d be a strict guess.




    --RB Da’Rel Scott was lined up out wide (a role the Giants
    tried using him in last season) and did a nice job of getting CB Dante
    Hughes
    to turn his hips and head upfield. When Scott planted on the
    short hook, he had a good 5 yards and then some of cushion.




    --We haven’t seen many deep balls connected in the sessions that have been
    open to the media. Today, Carr tried to hit WR Jerrel Jernigan
    on one but CB Justin Tryon had good coverage up the field.
    Later, Carr overshot WR Brandon Collins but that might’ve been
    because Collins had to reroute at the line to get past a decent jam by rookie CB
    Jayron Hosley.




    --There were two hiccups for Hosley, though: a dropped interception after
    nicely slipping underneath WR Isaiah Stanback’s in cut (from QB
    Ryan Perrilloux) and what appeared to be a missed assignment on
    a short hook over the middle caught by Collins. I was watching LB Jake
    Muasau
    , who seemed to vacate the zone for Collins when he followed TE
    Ryan Purvis on a short out, but defensive coordinator
    Perry Fewell corrected Hosley. Perhaps both Hosley and Muasau
    missed assignments there. Either way, Collins had a big spot to make a
    catch.




    --Probably the offensive play of the day was Purvis’ coming back to make a
    great adjustment and catch on an underthrown pass from Perrilloux up the left
    seam. Purvis working back toward the ball allowed him to easily out-jump and
    out-position LB Jacquian Williams, whose momentum was taking
    him up the field."

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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    Could just be flaring because he has been away from playing for awhile.

    Similar to how JPP has trouble with his back.

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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    Fortunately it's early enough in the process to get it rested
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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES



    I agree with the comments above. It could be just because it is early on and he hasnt done work in a while now.




    But this is a huge issue. We are already thin at the OL and any injury to any of our starters could be a huge loss. The OL has been neglected IMO for a couple years now. We just keep hoping that our 4th 5th and 6th round linemen work out. Beatty needs to be ok going forward, or our $100M QB is going to be running for his life and make less of an impact.





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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    [quote user="slipknottin"]Could just be flaring because he has been away from playing for awhile.

    Similar to how JPP has trouble with his back.[/quote]Could be, but Beatty has actually had real back injuries.

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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    [quote user="gmen0820"][quote user="slipknottin"]Could just be flaring because he has been away from playing for awhile.

    Similar to how JPP has trouble with his back.[/quote]Could be, but Beatty has actually had real back injuries.[/quote]

    Brewer is getting reps he probably would not have otherwise.
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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="gmen0820"][quote user="slipknottin"]Could just be flaring because he has been away from playing for awhile.

    Similar to how JPP has trouble with his back.[/quote]Could be, but Beatty has actually had real back injuries.[/quote]

    Brewer is getting reps he probably would not have otherwise.
    [/quote]

    Nice to see Brewer getting his reps; however, Beaty needs to get on the practice field. The only way these guys are going to gel is if they are playing together...

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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    [quote user="Captain Chaos"][quote user="RoanokeFan"][quote user="gmen0820"][quote user="slipknottin"]Could just be flaring because he has been away from playing for awhile.

    Similar to how JPP has trouble with his back.[/quote]Could be, but Beatty has actually had real back injuries.[/quote]

    Brewer is getting reps he probably would not have otherwise.
    [/quote]

    Nice to see Brewer getting his reps; however, Beaty needs to get on the practice field. The only way these guys are going to gel is if they are playing together...[/quote]

    I'd be more concerned if this were training camp.
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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    I know that this could be minor but it worries me given Beatty's injury history.

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    Re: GIANTS' WILL BEATTY SIDELINED BY BACK ISSUES

    A lot of tall guys have back issues. Maybe it is from a long layoff. I do like Beatty but I am concerned that he seems to be injured a lot. I see the potential for him to be a good player but he has to stay on the field.

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