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New York Giants news, 8/20: Offensive line shuffling continues

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New York Giants headlines for Thursday, 8/20.

What will the line look like in front of Eli Manning? That is still to be determined.
What will the line look like in front of Eli Manning? That is still to be determined.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans. In Tuesday's poll about offensive line combinations 59 percent of the 488 respondents said they would like to see the Giants move Geoff Schwartz from left to right guard, the spot he has played most often during his career. Tuesday, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he has not ruled that out.

"We would consider him to play any spot," Coughlin said. "There are no restrictions on what a guy can do. The combinations haven't reached out to that for him, but if he had to go over there and play over there, I'm sure he could."

With tackles Charles Brown (shoulder) and James Brewer (back) sidelined during Tuesday's practice right tackle Justin Pugh took a few reps at left tackle. Brandon Mosley moved from right guard to right tackle in Pugh's place.

"They're all playing pretty much everywhere," Coughlin said. "You always attempt to be creative, flexible. As many people as you can have to be centers, you never know about that either."

Ryan Nassib Reclaims No. 2 Spot

Quarterback Ryan Nassib responded to being dropped to No. 3 in the Giants quarterback pecking order last week by going 11-for-15 vs. the Indianapolis Colts and leading the Giants to an improbable 27-26 come-from-behind victory. This week Nassib is back with the second team.

"It was coach's decision," Nassib said of head coach Tom Coughlin. "It is what it is. I just took it like, ‘OK, the reps I do get, I have to make sure I do them to the best of my ability and try to complete every pass.' I did get my chance and tried to make the most of it."

Odell Beckham: 'We Didn't Want A Setback'

Wide receiver Odell Beckham insisted Tuesday that skipping practice and being ruled out of Friday's game vs. the New York Jets did not mean he had suffered a setback with his troublesome hanstring.

"We have progressively built up my workload," Beckham said. "I was sore this morning, and I didn't work today because we didn't want a setback, and I don't consider this a setback. I see it as another step in getting back to full strength."

Valentine's View: I don't know how the fact that Beckham is missing more practice time -- and yet another game -- can be considered anything other than a setback. Coaches say all the time that you can't get better at football without playing football. Since being drafted 12th overall by the Giants Beckham has played zero football, and hasn't practiced very much, either. Despite his reputation as a terrific route runner and Coughlin's saying Beckham "knows the offense" it is hard to imagine Beckham contributing much during the early stages of the season.

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