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Odell Beckham Injury Update: Rookie WR meets with Tom Coughlin

Beckham reassures coach that he is doing whatever he can to get back on the field.

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has been unable in recent days to hide his frustration regarding the continued absence from practice of first-round pick Odell Beckham Jr., out since the first day of training camp with a hamstring injury. Beckham told reporters on Tuesday that he shares the frustration, and that he has met with Coughlin to discuss it.

"I talked to Coach Coughlin, and like he said it's frustrating. It's on both ends," Beckham said. "He wants me out there as bad as I want to be out there.

"I'm new and we don't know each other that well. ... I'm just trying to reassure him that he knows how hard it is for me to not be practicing. I'm a high-energy guy, I loved practicing at LSU, I love practicing now."

Beckham said he "wouldn't expect" to play against the Buffalo Bills this Sunday in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, but does expect to see action in some preseason games. He said he will probably be on the field catching passes from the JUGS machine and fielding punts, but won't practice fully.

"I'm going to push it as much as I can," Beckham said. "It's up the trainers, whenever they release you is when they release you."

Beckham admitted he probably wasn't 100 percent when training camp began, but said "It felt good enough to run and go hard like I usually do."

The hamstring cost Beckham practice time during OTAs and mini-camp, and Beckham re-aggravated it when he got his foot caught in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's cleat while running a route.

Beckham went for tests on Monday, and said the test found "heavy inflammation and blood in the hamstring."

Learning the playbook is a challenge without being able to actually practice, Beckham admitted.

"It's tough to just sit there," Beckham said. "It's not the funnest thing in the world to learn the playbook without actually getting to act on it.The biggest thing for me has just been patience and just continuing to dig deep in the playbook."

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