Even if Giants WR Odell Beckham is back practicing early next week, is it realistic to envision him being a significant contributor a week later in the opener? Probably not.
Beckham hasn't been a full participant in a Giants practice since early June. He's going to need time to get up to speed and into playing shape. So, best-case scenario at this point appears to be Week 2 against the Arizona Cardinals. More likely at this point appears to be even later in his rookie season.
It's reached the point where coach Tom Coughlin would settle for a single, solitary practice from his prized rookie.
"Have you seen him practice?” a seemingly perturbed Coughlin said. "How about practicing before you play?"
The Giants are hoping for Beckham to turn into Keenan Allen, who didn't see a preseason snap a year ago and then after a slow start really came on.