Giants get ready for Lon­don, Rams

Beck­ham’s sta­tus for Lon­don con­test un­cer­tain due to hip pointer

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Tom Cana­van AP Sports Writer

Ben McA­doo is get­ting the New York Giants ready for their trip to Lon­don with some un­cer­tainty about the sta­tus of Odell Beck­ham Jr.

The star re­ceiver had a ca­reer-best game in catch­ing eight passes for 222 yards and two touch­downs against the Bal­ti­more Ravens in Sun­day’s 27-23 win. But the 23-year-old re­ceiver is deal­ing with a hip pointer.

“He’s down there get­ting some treat­ment,” McA­doo said Mon­day when asked how Beck­ham felt. “We’ll know more when we go to hit the field with him.”

McA­doo had no idea how much Beck­ham would prac­tice this week as the Giants pre­pared for Sun­day’s game against the Los An­ge­les Rams.

“We’ll see early in the week,” he said. “I’m sure he’s go­ing to be sore.”

While Beck­ham was out­stand­ing, the third-year player still found a way to up­set McA­doo. After catch­ing his goa­head 66-yard touch­down with 1:24 to play, Beck­ham ran out of the end zone and took off his hel­met to cel­e­brate.

It drew a 15-yard penalty and al­lowed Bal­ti­more to start its fi­nal drive at the 32 in­stead of the 25 had Josh Brown got­ten a touch­back on the fi­nal kick­off.

“We had a dis­cus­sion about it,” McA­doo said. “Can’t have

it. He knows that. He went out and wanted to fire up the kick­off cov­er­age and the de­fense. He knows we can’t have it.”

The Giants will prac­tice Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day in New Jer­sey and then head to Lon­don after the sec­ond prac­tice.

“We’ve done all of our home­work there,” McA­doo said. “It’s not the first time the Giants have been over there. It’s the first time for me. We have some coaches on the staff who have a bunch of ex­pe­ri­ence. As far as the food goes, we’ve done a lot of our home­work

“It’s not the first time the Giants have been over there. It’s the first time for me. We have some coaches on the staff who have a bunch of ex­pe­ri­ence. As far as the food goes, we’ve done a lot of our home­work there. Made sure we’ve bridged the gap, so to speak.” — Ben McA­doo, Giants head coach

there. Made sure we’ve bridged the gap, so to speak.”

McA­doo wants the play­ers to make sure they get their rest early this week, so he pushed back some start­ing times for team ac­tiv­i­ties. The team will ad­just its nor­mal work­out on Fri­day and Satur­day to make sure the play­ers re­cover from the flight.

This won’t be McA­doo’s first game out­side the United States. He was on the San Fran­cisco 49ers’ staff when the team played in Mex­ico against the Ari­zona Car­di­nals in 2005.

How­ever, he did have to get his pass­port up­dated for this trip.

“I’m not much of a

world trav­eler,” he said, adding any pass­port is­sues with the play­ers were dealt with in train­ing camp.

Notes

McA­doo had no up­dates on in­juries to long snap­per Zak DeOssie, cor­ner­back Trevin Wade and linebacker Keenan Robin­son . ... The coach would not dis­close whether LT Ereck Flow­ers was dis­ci­plined for push­ing an ESPN re­porter after last week’s game against the Pack­ers . ... The Giants have asked the NFL to ex­plain the fourth-quar­ter pass in­ter­fer­ence call against Do­minique Rodgers-Cro­mar­tie that led to the Ravens’ go-ahead touch­down with 2:04 to play.

MIKE ROE­MER — THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Giants head coach Ben McA­doo talks to Pack­ers quar­ter­back Aaron Rodgers be­fore the Pack­ers’ 23-16 win in Green Bay on Oct. 9.

BILL KOSTRUM — ASSOCIATED PRESS

Giants wide re­ceiver Odell Beck­ham re­acts as he is helped off the field after be­ing in­jured dur­ing the first half of Sun­day’s game against the Ravens in East Ruther­ford, N.J.

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