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Odell Beckham Jr. Not Expected To Play Thursday

However Landon Collins Should See The Field vs. Browns

August 09, 2018 - 3:12 pm
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By WFAN.com

To no one's surprise, Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is not expected to play in New York's first preseason game Thursday against the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

Beckham is returning from a fractured ankle he suffered in 2017, and is in pursuit of a contract extension that could make him the league's highest paid wide receiver. 

While Beckham will most likely remain on the sidelines Thursday, the same cannot be said for the Giants' top player on the other side of the ball.

Safety Landon Collins is expected to suit up and see some playing time against the Browns Thursday, as the talented defensive back returns from right forearm surgery.

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Collins has undergone two surgeries on his forearm since sustaining the injury in Week 16. However the former All-Pro safety recently said his arm is "100 percent" and won't require any protective padding during the season.

Collins is also entering the final year of his rookie deal, set to make $1.26 million this season. If Beckham is seen as priority 1A for Dave Gettleman and the Giants front office, then consider the two-time Pro Bowl safety priority 1B. 

But unlike Beckham, Collins does not seem too concerned about a new contract.

“I just want to play ball. I’m not too stuck on the contract,” the 24-year-old safety said in recent weeks. “What got me here is not worrying about a contract. What got me here is playing ball, playing fast, playing aggressive and trying to be the greatest each and every time I touch the field.”

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The Giants kick off their preseason against the Cleveland Browns on Thursday at 7PM at MetLife Stadium.