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Giants morning report: Pick on him? Teammates stick up for Odell Beckham

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New York Giants headlines for Sunday, 6/28.

Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are a few headlines to help you enjoy your weekend.

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.

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.

More headlines

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.