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Giants training camp: Friday takeaways — Odell Beckham, Ereck Flowers, more

Giants hold a light practice, expect to ramp it up Saturday

The New York Giants held an hour-long jog through on Friday as training camp continued. That was a respite from practicing in full pads Wednesday and Thursday. It was also a breather for players before Saturday’s practice, which has been billed as likely to be the longest and most intense of training camp.

“Tomorrow is going to be long, it's going to be physical, it's going to be fast,” coach Ben McAdoo said.

Here are a couple of brief takeaways from Friday.

Odell Beckham a maybe for Saturday

Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. participated in Friday’s jog through, but McAdoo was uncertain if Beckham would take part in Saturday’s practice.

'We'll take a look tomorrow morning for tomorrow,” McAdoo said.

Leon Hall gets first work

The newest Giant, who signed with the team Thursday morning, took part in practice.

“He's getting his feet wet in the system, he's learning. He's played a lot of football. So we expect him to make a quick transition,” McAdoo said.

Hall is expected to be the team’s slot corner. McAdoo, though, said using Hall at safety might not be out of the question.

"Never say never. I'm not going to give you the book,” he said.

Ereck Flowers “looking to improve”

Ereck Flowers, the second-year left tackle, told reporters that the ankle injury he fought through as a rookie did not feel completely healed until OTAs began this spring.

Flowers said he though his rookie year was “alright,” but that “I’m just looking to improve.”

Flowers’ technique is always an area of focus, and he said he is trying to learn to punch more.

Injury update

Tight end Matt LaCosse, who missed Thursday’s practice with a knee issue, was back on the field Friday. Defensive tackle Jay Bromley (ankle) and linebacker J.T. Thomas (hamstring) remain on PUP.