Odell Beckham Jr. out against Jets

Updated: August 20, 2014, 11:29 AM ET
By Dan Graziano | ESPN.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- One day after aggravating his hamstring injury in practice, New York Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. sat out Tuesday and has been ruled out of Friday night's preseason game against the Jets.

Beckham, the Giants' 2014 first-round pick, still has yet to participate in a full team practice since injuring his hamstring on the first day of training camp July 22.

"We have progressively built up my workload," Beckham said in a statement released by the Giants. "I was sore this morning, and I didn't work today because we didn't want a setback, and I don't consider this a setback. I see it as another step in getting back to full strength."

Beckhan has missed all of the Giants' preseason games so far.

"He evidently was sore this morning," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said after practice Tuesday. "They don't feel it's a reinjury, but they're going to continue to be cautious if that's what it takes. They're not saying it's a setback."

They may not be saying that, but since Beckham worked a lot last week, practiced Monday and didn't practice Tuesday, it's obviously not a set-forward. The Giants open the 2014 regular season in 20 days, and at this point they have to wonder whether they can count on Beckham to be a part of their offense at all that night in Detroit.

"He's been at every meeting," Coughlin said. "He knows the offense, knows the terminology. But the stamina, the endurance part of it, those are the things that need to be accomplished."

The Giants' final preseason game will be Aug. 28 against the Patriots.

Dan Graziano

ESPN New York Giants reporter

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