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Giants news, 8/29: Beckham reaction continues, more headlines

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What is happening with the Giants on an off day?

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! The Giants are off today as they await Thursday night’s preseason finale against the New England Patriots. Let’s check the headlines.

Sterling Shepard expects Odell Beckham Jr. to win Comeback Player of Year Award | Newsday
Beckham, who signed a five-year extension on Monday, missed most of 2017 with a fractured ankle that required surgery in October.

Giants 53-man roster projection short at RB, aside from Saquon Barkley - New York Giants Blog- ESPN
Saquon Barkley didn't play much in the preseason, but the Giants are banking on him carrying a big load. That reduces the need for much RB depth.

Odell Beckham needs to lead the Giants to a championship to be 'legendary' | Politi | NJ.com
The contract won't define the Giants receiver. Whether or not he can lead the Giants to their fifth Lombardi Trophy will.

Giants' Odell Beckham to LeBron James on NFL fame: 'I really feel like a zoo animal' | NJ.com
Routine one-handed catches, a dominant social presence, and the charisma of a Hollywood superstar have put Beckham in the company of LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant as one of the most recognizable athletes in professional sports.

Nate Burleson: Giants' Odell Beckham's contract is changing the NFL landscape | NJ.com
The Giants made Odell Beckham the highest-paid player at his position, signing the electrifying five-year contract worth $95 million on Monday, but one former wide receiver believes that Beckham's worth to the franchises stretches far beyond the football field.

Davis Webb will get one more extended look
Giants quarterback Davis Webb likely will see his most playing time of the preseason in Thursday night’s game against the Patriots. Then, if all goes...

Leonard: Davis Webb's 'really good' relationship with Odell Beckham Jr. could lead to future success if Giants QB eventually becomes starter - NY Daily News
Davis Webb could end up being Odell Beckham Jr.’s quarterback for a larger percentage of the wide receiver’s new long-term Giants contract than Eli Manning.