New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham was "a full-go" at practice Wednesday after finishing Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a sore back, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. Beckham was listed on the injury report, but the back does not seem to be an issue.
Three players did not practice Wednesday for the Giants. Guard Adam snyder (knee), defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka (knee) and linebacker Jameel McClain (knee) were all held out. Linebacker Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder), tackle Justin Pugh (quad) and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (quad) participated in individual drills.
With McClain not working, Mark Herzlich and Devon Kennard will split time in the middle.
Antrel Rolle also did not practice, having been excused due to a personal matter.
Here are a couple of other items Coughlin addressed.
We previously mentioned that Coughlin thought Damontre Moore "should have been playing a little bit more" against the Cowboys So, why hasn't Moore seen an increase in playing time? In know before you even read it that many of you are going to hate the answer, but here it is:
"Because there are times, to be honest with you, during the week when you talk about confidence level, whether it's assignment football or whatever. For whatever reason, it hasn't been something that we thought he knows exactly what he's doing and so on and so forth," Coughlin said. "The practices have to fulfill the idea that we can go ahead and play him under all kinds of circumstances is what we'd like to do, not just on third down."
On what it means to be coaching in his 300th NFL game on Sunday.
"Right now, not much, to be honest with you. What's important to me is that we have this game on our schedule and with where we are, we need to win a football game and that's the important thing," Coughlin said. "We've traveled to Jacksonville before, I've been very appreciative, the fans have been great when we return back there. It will be the same, my family will all be there at the game. I understand it's alumni day, so it's obviously a day of a lot of emotion going back there. I will certainly be appreciative of all those things, but just as the Jaguars will be, our full intention is to get ready to play a game and win a game."