New York on Monday listed Jameel McClain at starting middle linebacker on the team's first official depth chart, but he's simply a placeholder for Beason, who started 11 games for the Giants last year after spending his first seven seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
Rookie Odell Beckham's recovery is less hopeful, with the wide receiver limited to stretching with the team and side work with a trainer during the session. With just three more practices before next Monday night's tilt with the Detroit Lions, Beckham likely would need to practice Thursday, Friday and Saturday to be cleared in time for Week 1. Coach Tom Coughlin doesn't sound hopeful:
"I doubt that very much," Coughlin said Monday, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. "He may be a couple, three weeks away."
In a draft class littered with intriguing talent at the wideout spot, Beckham has failed to make an impact this summer. At this point, the Giants are wise to take their time and get the first-rounder healthy before putting him into games that count.