There was a temporary panic in the New York Giants universe today when it was discovered that superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was not practicing. Turns out, though, his off day had nothing to do with his hamstrings. Rather, it had to do with his pearly whites.
Beckham not practicing because of dental work. Giants didn't say upper, lower, fillings, cap, more gold to match hair or what. Fascinating— TOM CANAVAN (@APTCan) August 19, 2015
That means no Beckham, Victor Cruz or Rueben Randle practicing on Wednesday for the Giants.
It must have been dental day in East Rutherford. Left guard Justin Pugh also sat out practice due to dental work. Unbelievable!
Here is more from the workout at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
There was some good news on the injury front.
Prince Amukamara and DRC your corners with 1st team in team drills. #NYG #Giants— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 19, 2015
Nat Berhe (calf) taking live reps fir first time since opening week of camp #Giants— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) August 19, 2015
The offensive line shuffling continued.
Justin Pugh getting a break during these team drills. Adam Gettis at RG, John Jerry flipping btw LG + RG, Schwartz btw RG + RT. #NYG #Giants— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 19, 2015
Watch the video below closely. Forget the touchdown to James Jones. Watch left tackle Ereck Flowers completely stonewall Damontre Moore (98). That is the best part of this play.
Touchdown alert! Eli Manning finds James Jones over the middle for the score! #GiantsCamp pic.twitter.com/oJv9CGsFQG— New York Giants (@Giants) August 19, 2015
"Man, I've never felt somebody that strong. I'm not gonna lie. I've met some strong guys, but I've never been hemmed up like that. He's one of those guys where I legitimately tried to use both of my hands to get off of him (and couldn't)."
-- Damontre Moore after a Monday scuffle with rookie LT Ereck Flowers
Finally, journeyman corner Trevin Wade just keeps making plays. This time he jumps a route to for a pick 6 on Ryan Nassib.
Picked off! #Giants pic.twitter.com/8Pou2fEi66— James Kratch (@JamesKratch) August 19, 2015