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Injuries: Odell misses practice; Hightower hurts knee

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Odell Beckham's status for Week 1 is in jeopardy.

The Giants wide receiver missed practice on Thursday for the second straight day, according to the team's Twitter account. Beckham is still dealing with an ankle injury suffered during New York's Week 2 preseason contest against the Cleveland Browns.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Up To The Minute Live there's a chance Beckham will play Sunday, but it won't be at 100 percent. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported on the same show Beckham has tried experimental laser treatments to speed up healing, but the team is preparing as if Beckham is not ready. If he's available, the team will consider it a bonus, Garafolo added.

This isn't entirely unexpected, as Beckham narrowly avoided serious injury in the awkward hit against the Browns. Should Beckham sit out, the Giants will turn to Brandon Marshall and Sterling Shepard in their season opener against NFC East rival Dallas.

Here are other injuries we're tracking on Thursday:

1. New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower suffered a knee injury in the third quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs and did not return to the game. Early in the fourth quarter, wide receiver Danny Amendola left the game for the locker room with a head injury. He also didn't return.

The Patriots' receiving corps suffered another blow before the game. Malcolm Mitchell was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

2. Kansas City veteran safety Eric Berry was carted off the field in the fourth quarter against the Patriots after suffering an Achilles tendon injury, the team announced. Coach Andy Reid announced after the game it's potentially torn and the team will know more about the severity of the injury on Friday.

3. Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy missed part of practice with a stomach illness, per multiple reporters in Buffalo. McCoy missed a period of team drills but returned to finish the session as a limited participant.

"He got a little bit ill at practice," head coach Sean McDermott said, per the Bills' official site. "He was here at the beginning and fell ill a little bit there and then came back."

McDermott added: "It looked like he was good. ... He had a good practice."

In a bit of better news for McCoy, the Bills added $2.5 million in incentives to his contract, a source informed of the situation told Rapoport.

4. Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett will miss the start of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain, the team announced. Garrett's status will be updated in a couple of weeks.

5. Tennessee Titans rookie receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) told reporters he is at "90 percent," according to ESPN.com. Davis is expected to make his debut Sunday when Tennessee faces Oakland.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey told reporters cornerback LeShaun Sims (groin) missed practice, while tackle Taylor Lewan (ankle) was limited.

6. Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (ankle) was held out of practice, and guard Kyle Long (ankle) was limited, per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.

Coach John Fox said linebacker Danny Trevathan is "ready to go."

7. Washington Redskins who were limited in practice included linebacker Ryan Anderson (stinger, neck), center Spencer Long (knee) and receiver Jamison Crowder (hip flexor).

8. Cincinnati Bengals rookie receiver John Ross (knee) was limited and is not expected to play in Week 1.

9. Arizona Cardinals defensive end Robert Nkemdiche (calf) was limited in practice after not practicing Wednesday.

10. Oakland Raiders safety Obi Melifonwu is expected to return after eight weeks, a source informed Rapoport. The rookie was recently put on injured reserve because of a knee injury.

11. Green Bay Packers cornerbacks Davon House (hamstring) and Kevin King (groin) both fully participated in practice on after being limited earlier in the week.

12. Seattle Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark (wrist) fully participated in practice after being limited earlier in the week.

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