On Thursday, Giants QB Eli Manning hit Rueben Randle on a fade pass for a touchdown. The two found the end zone again later on the other side of the field. Manning threw a dart to Randle over the middle, who made a toe-tapping catch in the back of the end zone.
Rookie WR Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants’ first-round draft pick who is dealing with a hamstring issue, suited up on Thursday but wasn’t cleared for participation. Rather, he worked on the sidelines, including catching passes from all angles on the JUGS machine.
New OC Ben McAdoo utilizes a lot of three-WR sets (a la the Packers), so Randle should see starter’s snaps. He has been productive in his first two seasons on a per target basis, so he should produce starter-caliber numbers in significant playing time. Beckham's lingering injury isn't doing much for his chances of contributing early in the season.