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Teammates bat for Beckham
Giants punter Steve Weatherford defended wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. oduring a Friday radio appearance. Other teammates also stuck up for Beckham during a charity softball game.
"He'll be all right," [Rueben] Randle said. "That's not bothering him at all."
"I'm looking at him right now and he looks good," [Prince] Amukamara said. "From my understanding they were just taking precaution with him at minicamp, and I think that was smart."
Beckham pitched a little and participated in the home run derby at the softball event. As you can see below, he can bring the heat.
Prince Amukamara (@PrinceAmukamara) June 27, 2015
Victor Cruz most overrated Giant?
That is the opinion of CBS Sports' Pete Prisco. He writes:
He is coming off a major knee injury, but he wasn't putting up big numbers before he went down. One of the things he's had a tough time dealing with in recent years has been the double team. With Odell Beckham around now, he can go back to being a second or third option, which should help. This isn't based on his coming off an injury. It's what he did before he got hurt.
Prisco might have a point that Cruz has never really been a true No. 1 wide receiver, but I don't know that he is overrated. He's been a terrific player.
Tom Condon, agent for the Manning brothers, gives a rare glimpse at what he does for a living.
Quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan is happy to be back with the Giants.
"I've got a history with [Giants offensive assistants] Sean Ryan, Pat Flaherty, and Kevin Gilbride, those guys busted my chops a little bit. Every single day here was special to me, and I enjoyed it, but when you see how things were done in other places, I just appreciate everything here so much more than I did."
Giants' linebacker J.T. Thomas apparently has expensive taste in jewelry.