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New York Giants news, 7/26: Jon Beason hoping for early return

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New York Giants headlines for Saturday, 7/26.

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Jon Beason
Jon Beason
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let's get your weekend started with a look around the Inter-Google at some of the headlines from Giants training camp.

Middle linebacker Jon Beason, rehabbing from a broken bone and torn ligament in his foot, seems confident he will be ready to start the season and said Friday that "I would love to get into the preseason to get some reps."

Running back David Wilson, who had neck surgery in the offseason, took his first real hit on his neck Friday in a collision with safety Cooper Taylor. The result? "That felt good," Wilson said. "I definitely know I'm cleared now."

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not practice for the third straight day after tweaking his hamstring on Tuesday. Head coach Tom Coughlin said Beckham looked "frisky" and added that "hopefully it's not going to take too long" before he gets back to practice.

The folks from Sirius XM NFL Radio visited Giants camp on Friday. Here are a couple of tidbits from an interview they conducted with Coughlin:

-- Coughlin said "I've seen the bounce in Eli. I've seen the focus, the learning of the new system." He also said learning the new offense has been "stimulating" for him, as well.

-- Coughlin said that Damontre Moore, who had a good first four days of practice, "has to come of age for us" while admitting that pass rush is "one of the issues that we have."

Former Giants safety Will Hill, suspended for the first six games of the season, has a new NFL team. Hill has signed with the Baltimore Ravens.

Cornerback Walter Thurmond is expected to play mostly in the slot for the Giants, but would like to show he can also play outside:

"I want to show that I’m an all-around corner, not just someone limited to the inside.

"There are very few corners that can go out and match up on the outside as well as the inside. That’s my goal. I want to be one of those guys."

Could Larry Donnell be the Giants' starting tight end?

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has an entertaining collection of cleats, and says what he wears on any given day reflects his mood.

Here are Friday practice reports from a couple of sources:

-- ESPN New York (Graziano)

-- Inside Football (Traina)

The Giants are off today. When they return to the field on Sunday they will be in full pads for the first time this season.