The New York Giants will have receiver Odell Beckham Jr. active this week, but will be without two key starters on defense Monday night.
Beckham went through his pregame warm ups under the watchful eyes of strength and conditioning coach Aaron Wellman, head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese. Beckham did mostly straight-line running, but also did a bit of cutting, pivoting off his right (healthy) ankle.
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Beckham hasn’t practiced much with the team since suffering his injury August 21 in a preseason game at Cleveland. It’s unclear how many snaps he’ll receive in his first live game action in nearly a month.
Middle linebacker B.J. Goodson (leg) and cornerback Janoris Jenkins (hand/ankle) are among the injury-related inactive for New York’s Week 2 game against the Detroit Lions.
Goodson was a late addition to the injury report, added during Saturday’s practice. Last week, he played in all 74 of the team’s defensive snaps, recording a team-high 18 tackles (14 solo).
The Giants signed Curtis Grant off their practice squad to provide depth at linebacker, waiving receiver Tavarres King. Rookie Calvin Munson will get the start at middle linebacker in the Giants base defense.
Jenkins had been on the injury report all week, but was not listed on the final report Saturday. He was seen after the Dallas game with a large wrap on his right hand downgraded to questionable by the team Sunday.
With Jenkins inactive, Ross Cockrell, whom the Giants acquired in a trade from the Steelers before the start of the season, could see an increase in his snaps Monday if the Giants move cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie from the slot to the outside.
The rest of the Giants inactive players include linebacker Keenan Robinson (concussion) who was declared out on Saturday; tight end Matt LaCosse, who was inactive last week as well; running back Wayne Gallman; quarterback Davis Webb; and defensive end Avery Moss.