It was one thing for rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to sit out minicamp with a slight hamstring pull. The Giants and their first-round pick were being cautious.
But one practice into training camp, Beckham pulled up lame again after getting his feet tangled with cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He pulled up on the play, which didn't seem to please coach Tom Coughlin.
Beckham was on the field Wednesday with his helmet and pads, but did nothing aside from stretching and warmups. It admittedly has the Giants concerned.
"He missed part of spring ball with a hamstring and he tweaked it yesterday. Obviously there is a concern," general manager Jerry Reese said. "But you see that in some young players sometimes. They're a little bit nervous, a little bit anxious and that happens to them."
It's early, and Beckham could certainly make a quick recovery and return to practice, but it's always worrisome when a young/new player misses valuable reps. This puts a dent in his early season upside; if he's out for a while, we could see Jerrel Jernigan starting alongside Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle.