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Giants morning report: Odell Beckham -- hamstring 'feels a lot better'

New York Giants headlines for Thursday, 7/23.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, Big Blue View! Here's the headlines for Thursday.

Odell Beckham Jr. plans to play in season opener

In an interview with NFL Network's Kimberly Jones, Beckham offers an update on his hamstrings that have been plaguing him.

"It feels a lot better actually," Beckham said. "I would rather be healthy than anything else. I just don't want to go through that, what I had to go through again last year, and not just for myself – just for this team."

Not exactly the most revealing answer, but Beckham added that the plan is for him to be 100 percent by the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. The guess here is that he will have his practice reps monitored throughout camp.

More Giants headlines

In a lengthy analysis of the safety position, three writers for the official Giants website offer their thoughts on who will be the starters and how they think the scheme will use their safeties.

Question 10: What Giants safety is best suited to play single high safety?

SCHMEELK: Can I answer "I don’t know?" Probably not? No, didn’t think so. Landon Collins didn’t play in that spot much at Alabama, nor did we see him do it a ton in the spring. Cooper Taylor was back there more, but I need to see him do it in a game. I haven’t seen enough of Nat Berhe to give him my vote, either. Mykkele Thompson is just a rookie. I’ll go with veteran Josh Gordy since he probably has more experience doing it than the other safeties on the roster.

The Giants were counting on Robert Ayers even before Jason Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated following a Fourth of July fireworks accident. Now, Ayers' role is "magnified," writes Paul Schwartz of the New York Post.

Around the NFL

Tony Romo planned a fantasy football convention in Las Vegas. The NFL forced him to cancel his plans. Now Romo looks to get even by suing the NFL for "more than $1,000,000."

Anonymous NFL personnel believe that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, is "done." ESPN had insiders tier the current quarterbacks and Griffin was ranked among the lowest. One offensive coach said simply that "he is done," and "there is no coming back." offers a list of 50 reasons to be excited for the start of the 2015 NFL season.