Giants Injury Report: Rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr. Won’t Play Against Steelers

Leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, several draftniks penciled in the Pittsburgh Steelers as selecting former LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. with their first-round pick. Beckham didn’t even fall that far, as the New York Giants drafted him with the 12th overall selection.

Due to a lingering hamstring injury, Beckham won’t be testing the Steelers secondary Saturday night in their preseason opener against the Giants.

“It sounds like he’s getting close,” Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said of Beckham during his Wednesday press conference. “They have him doing a lot of things, they’re going to push him a little bit more today and then they’re going to get a quarterback to throw to him and see how that goes, too.”

Beckham won’t be the only player the Giants will be missing Saturday night as wide receiver/return specialist  Trindon Holliday (hamstring) also will be sidelined, according to Coughlin.

Running back Peyton Hillis (ankle), tackle Will Beatty (leg), defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles (ankle), cornerback Trumaine McBride (labrum) and linebacker Jon Beason (foot) are all also expected to miss Saturday night’s game in addition.

  • steeltown

    Don’t truly understand how this kid went 12th overall… 2300yds and 12TDs in 3yrs at LSU, I know he’s an exceptional athlete and has kick return experience but 12th overall?

  • Gautama Om

    You have to look at his skill set, not just stats. There’s been tons of great college players who never pan out in the Pros and average college players (statwise) who became great. Lets hope Jarvis Jones does not apply here.

    I’m high on Odell though. I happen to think he is the best WR (or at least top 3) in this great/deep WR class.

  • steeltown

    4.30 40time… and Al Davis

  • steeltown

    Oh don’t get me wrong he’s definitely one of the best WR prospects to come out of this past draft, but that doesn’t justify taking him 12th overall

  • Steve

    Can’t catch – what good is he!

  • Steve

    All depends in the system they are in and if coaches and players make them better. Great players and coaches make average players better. Look at the 70’s Steelers, a lot are in the HOF due to each propelling the others to the top with the coaches help.

  • Steve

    Think Odell was mid 2nd to early 3 rd pick.