Both Beatty and McBride, after missing the first two games, will make their preseason debut this Saturday for the Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts, which head coach Tom Coughlin announced after Wednesday's practice.
"Both (Will) Beatty and (Trumaine) McBride should see action on Saturday for the first time this summer."
Although Coughlin did mention that Beatty should be with the first team offensive line, he likely won't play as long as some of the other starters might because it's his first time back, so Charles Brown should be expected to play a little longer out there at left tackle; Brown started the first two games at left tackle for the Giants in the preseason.
Beatty is coming back from the broken leg he suffered in Week 17 against the Washington Redskins that required surgery and an extensive recovery time; thus why Brown was signed in case Beatty wasn't prepared for the regular season or if he had any setbacks with the leg.
Even before the broken leg, Beatty had an extremely disappointing season in the first year of a five-year, $37.5 million deal and some feel that he needs a reboun season in 2014 in order to prevent himself from being cut.
McBride, who came out of nowhere to be a starter for the Giants at the end of the season at cornerback, had offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. McBride played through part of the second half of the season with the injury but because of the injuries suffered to their secondary depth, continued to motor through it.
McBride played in 15 games last season; starting in 10 of them, and made 37 total tackles with two interceptions and 15 pass deflections, a season that earned him a two-year, $2.875 million contract this past March.
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