New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo provided injury updates on several key players and looked forward to Thursday's preseason finale against the New England Patriots.
Here's what McAdoo said:
- McAdoo said he is hopeful wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will play in New York's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
- He thought Brandon Marshall looked good practicing despite being limited.
- Jay Bromley is day-to-day with a knee injury, while linebacker Mark Herzlich's focus needs to be on his health so he can return to the field, McAdoo said.
- McAdoo said he doesn't have a definitive number in mind on how many tight ends and fullbacks will be on the Giants' final 53-man roster. "I think you take the best 53," McAdoo said. "I don't think you make a decision on numbers. You can put yourself in a corner that way."
- That said, he thought rookie tight end Evan Engram has improved on his blocking abilities.
- McAdoo also said tight end Will Tye has improved on special teams and could make the final roster that way. "He's been a little bit of a tease there," McAdoo said. "We think he has more to offer as a special teamer. Again, we'll take a look at him on Thursday night.
- McAdoo shifted defensive end Romeo Okwara to linebacker to add depth and thinks he has done well during the transition.
- McAdoo said he likes the energy and passion cornerback Donte Deayon brings on the field in the secondary and on special teams.