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Coughlin Corner: Coach sounds optimistic about return of Odell Beckham

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Coughlin addresses upcoming game in weekly press conference.

New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin sounded Wednesday like he expected rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to be part of the team's game plan Sunday vs. the Atlanta Falcons.

"We need to see some hard back to back practices one after the other, which I expect we will accomplish this week," Coughlin said during his Wednesday press conference to preview this weekend's game.

"He's been in every meeting, I would expect him to know everything. I wouldn't shy away from that. He's demonstrated an ability to handle whatever's thrown at him. ... Now under fire with adjustments and signals and things of that nature we've gotta see where we are on that."

Coughlin said Beckham (hamstring), linebacker Jon Beason (foot/toe) and linebacker Devon Kennard (hamstring) would all practice today.

After practice, Coughlin spoke to Atlanta media via conference call and told them that Beckham "did some nice things today."

Beckham has not played at all during pre-season or the regular season. Kennard and Beason have not played since suffering Week 1 injuries.  The only other player on the team's injury report this week is punter Steve Weatherford, who continues to deal with the effects of a high ankle sprain and four torn ligaments.