EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is being listed as day to day with a sprained left ankle.
Speaking on a conference call Tuesday, New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo didn't give many details about Beckham's ankle, refusing to say whether the injury in a preseason loss to Cleveland on Monday night was a high sprain, which usually takes longer to recover from.
McAdoo said the team will wait to see how Beckham responds to treatment. An MRI on the ankle was negative.
X-Rays on the shoulder of fellow wide receiver Brandon Marshall were also negative, the coach said. The 33-year-old veteran also is being listed as day to day.
One of the NFL's most dynamic players, Beckham was hurt after being hit around the knee by defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun after catching a pass. The impact flipped Beckham onto his side and his head bounced off the turf (see full story).
Jets: Forte practices fully, says he’ll play in opener
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Matt Forte's hamstring is feeling healthy and he's ready for some game action.
The New York Jets running back practiced fully on Tuesday for the first time in more than three weeks and insists he'll be ready to play in the regular-season opener.
"No doubt," said Forte, who was sidelined since July 31 with a hamstring injury that limited him to only individual drills the last several days.
The Jets' projected starter at running back ran without any issues in practice Tuesday.
"It felt good to finally be out there, and be more than just a jog-through," Forte said. "I hate having to watch through camp. But with an injury, you've got to do that" (see full story).
Saints: Hospital says no ‘misdiagnosis’ by fired doctors
NEW ORLEANS -- The hospital system employing two recently fired New Orleans Saints team physicians says its review of the doctors' work yielded no evidence of an unusual diagnosis or a "misdiagnosis."
Ochsner Health system says the review came after the Saints removed orthopedic surgeons Deryk Jones and Misty Suri from the team's medical staff last week.
Coach Sean Payton has said the decision came after cornerback Delvin Breaux learned he needed surgery to repair a fibula fracture that was initially diagnosed as a bone bruise.
A statement Tuesday by Ochsner CEO Warner Thomas and chief medical officer Robert Hart says "it is not uncommon for stress-related fractures to be unnoticeable in initial imaging," and that "follow-up diagnostics are always required when a patient doesn't show appropriate clinical progress."
Patriots: Team gave President Trump Super Bowl ring
BOSTON -- President Donald Trump has a Super Bowl championship ring -- just like Vladimir Putin.
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft gave Trump the diamond-encrusted ring. The sitting president usually receives gifts from sports teams during celebratory White House visits -- a personalized jersey is standard -- but Kraft gave Trump a ring as well, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said Tuesday.
Kraft decided after the team's April visit to have a ring made for Trump so he would have something special to display in his presidential library, the team said. The rings were distributed to Patriots players and staff in June; it was not clear when Trump got his.
The White House did not respond to requests for comment.
The NFL pays up to $5,000 apiece for 150 rings for its champion, with teams picking up anything over that. The Patriots' 2017 ring -- their fifth-- is white gold with more than 280 diamonds and a carat weight of 5.1. According to Josten's, the ring manufacturer, it is the largest Super Bowl ring ever made -- bigger than the Patriots' 2015 rings that were valued at $36,500 apiece (see full story).