Beckham is dealing with a sore left hamstring, and the Giants will do everything in their power to keep the issue from turning into another soft tissue soap opera in Gotham. Last spring, Beckham injured his right hamstring in the first week of OTAs, then aggravated the injury in training camp. He would miss the entire preseason and four regular-season games before making his debut.
What followed, of course, was one of the greatest rookie seasons in NFL history. Beckham was so explosive in Year 1, injury may be the only thing that can stop him from having a special career.
Beckham said after the Pro Bowl that he actually suffered two hamstring tears before his rookie season began and was never fully healthy, even as he was terrorizing secondaries across the NFL.
Beckham was implying that he could be even more dominant if his legs are totally right. We're not sure how that's possible, but the Giants want to see if he's right.
Here's what else we learned from Monday's OTAs:
- Sam Bradford continues to move in the right direction. The Eagles quarterback -- working his way back from his second ACL surgery in as many years -- said the recovery process has "gone exactly how we wanted it to." Several Eagles scribes commented that Bradford was moving better Monday than in previous practices.
- Jared Allen is singing the praises of the new coaching staff in Chicago. "Everything is different," he said. "It's kind of a fresh start. In defenses I've been in over the years overall, and being in this scheme, this is a fun defense to play in." Allen is attempting to transition as an outside linebacker in Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme.