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Coughlin beyond disappointed that Odell Beckham can’t practice

Odell Beckham

New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. talks to reporters before NFL football training camp in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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The Giants are looking forward to first-round wide receiver Odell Beckham having a big impact this year.

But so far, they haven’t seen him do much, and that has Giants coach Tom Coughlin moving beyond simple disappointment.

“It’s more than that,” Coughlin said, via Jordan Raanan of NJ.com. “Sure it is. You’re trying to put a team together. We saw too much of that in the spring.”

The “that” Coughlin was referring to was the hamstring strain that kept him out of minicamp, and came back the first day of camp. Beckham was in full pads like everybody else Sunday, but he was limited, catching punts but not running with them.

It would be nice to get him back practicing,” Coughlin said. “He actually looks pretty good out there. He’s moving around, catching the ball, he doesn’t favor anything. I’m just hoping it’s a real short amount of time. . . .

“They’re not going to let him go if he’s in danger of hurting himself. That’s all there is to it. I can stand there all I want, but it’s not going to happen. When they think he can go and not risk recurring injury, they’ll let him go.”

You can practically see Coughlin steaming as he says it, wishing Beckham could rub some dirt on it and get back out there, but helpless against the forces of modern medicine.