It seems increasingly apparent that the season is over for Odell Beckham Jr. The New York Giants star wide receiver has missed three games now with a quad injury, and continued to be held out of practice on Wednesday as the Giants prepped for Sunday’s season finale against the Dallas Cowboys.
Beckham, Alec Ogletree (concussion), Rhett Ellison (concussion), wide receiver Russell Shepard (ankle) and defensive end Mario Edwards (calf) did not practice.
“They’re all feeling better, but we’ll just see if they got enough time to make it to the game,” Shurmur said.
Linebacker B.J. Goodson (foot), center Spencer Pulley (calf) and wide receiver Sterling Shepard (hip) were limited.
With no playoff berth at stake for the Giants, perhaps what we are more likely to see is a spate of roster moves with players being promoted from the practice squad to fill roster spots for the season finale.
Shurmur said Wednesday that despite some late-season injuries the Giants “function better” than they did when they faced Dallas in Week 2. As he has for the past couple of weeks, Shurmur continued to say there is carryover from one season to the next.
“The systems are in place, you do what you can to improve the systems, and you do what you can to improve the players. Just like the second year that you were writing articles, you were better than you were the first year, right?,” Shurmur said. “Well, I’m assuming. Let’s assume that. Anything you do more than once, you improve, and so if you believe experience matters, that’s why everything carries over. I think it’s all connected.”