Beckham still iffy for Giants
The question of the day at Giants practice yesterday remained: Will Odell Beckham Jr. play tomorrow night against the Lions?
The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is hobbled by a high ankle sprain suffered in the second preseason game against the Browns. He missed last NFL
Sunday’s 19-3 loss to the Cowboys and was questionable on the team’s injury report yesterday. His participation in the light practice session was once again limited, like it was all week.
Coach Ben McAdoo addressed the situation before the Giants’ workout, but did not shed any light whether the star pass catcher would be able to play.
“We’ll see how it goes.” McAdoo said. “We’ll get in there and do a little bit of work (yesterday). Then (today), we’ll go in and have our launch day. We’ll take a look at him (today) and see how it goes.
“It’s a medical decision. We’re just seeing his level of confidence and where he is sticking his foot in the ground. Communication is a two-way street. It’s visual and verbal.”
Earlier in the week, Beckham called his injury a “6-8 week thing.” The injury took place four weeks ago.
Chiefs Hunt down another RB
The Chiefs have again released veteran C.J. Spiller, clearing room on the roster to promote fellow running back Akeem Hunt before today’s home opener against Philadelphia.
Spiller signed with the Chiefs in the offseason in an attempt to resurrect his career, which had been derailed by injuries. He looked good in training camp and the preseason but was released as part of final roster cutdowns on Sept. 2.
That move was a bookkeeping maneuver and Spiller was signed the next day. But he was released again on Sept. 7, signed once more and released a third time yesterday.
Hunt, who is not related to starting running back Kareem Hunt, spent the past two seasons with the Texans.
Rams activate Donald
Aaron Donald is set to play his first game since ending his holdout from the Rams.
The Rams moved Donald from the exempt list to the active roster, clearing the way for the All-Pro defensive lineman to start today against Washington . . . .
With starting quarterback Sam Bradford listed as questionable for today’s game with a knee injury, the Vikings signed quarterback Kyle Sloter from their practice squad . . . .
The Jets promoted defensive lineman Lawrence Thomas and outside linebacker Freddie Bishop from the practice squad.