In addition to linebacker Jon Beason, who is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, head coach Tom Coughlin says the Giants will also be without rookie defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles. However, the good news for Quarles is that what appeared to be a serious ankle injury turned out to be nothing more than a sprain after x-rays came back negative on Wednesday night.
"He's got an ankle sprain, so he won't play in [Saturday's] game," Coughlin said.
Coughlin also announced that left tackle Will Beatty (leg) will be held out of Saturday's preseason game. Beatty had previously missed the Hall of Fame Game against the Buffalo Bills, though Coughlin said that was planned in advance.
"No, he's not going to play. He'll play the following week," Coughlin said. "This week they're going to hold him [out]."
Meanwhile, there was good news on several other players, including guard Geoff Schwartz, who will return to field after missing Wednesday's practice with a minor knee injury. Coughlin also noted that the aforementioned Jon Beason (foot) has resumed running on grass and is progressing.
Finally, Coughlin expressed continued encouragement by what he's seen from rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) of late, saying he's getting closer and closer day by day.
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