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Coaches Corner: Are the Giants looking for WR Help?

By Michael Stewart@TheTruthNYG

Rumors (Fact or Fiction?)

It’s only been two games and the Giants have a surprising 2-0 record and share the NFC east division with the Philadelphia Eagles. However, there seems to be something brewing with the Giants regarding Kenny Golladay and the wide receiver position. Golladay saw limited play in their win against the Panthers and rumors have been swirling that HC Brian Daboll has been reaching out to a number of available wide receivers. The name that’s surfacing and intriguing many Giants fans is Odell Beckham. Currently Beckham is recovering from a torn ACL he sustained in the Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

Beckham Reunion?

Beckham is scheduled to return some time in November as many are even projecting after Thanksgiving. With that being said, which Odell Beckham are we going to see? If indeed the Giants are serious in kicking the tire with Beckham, what are they expecting in terms of production from Beckham? There seems to be a mutual interest between the Giants and Beckham apparently which is being reported. Another team that’s been in the conversation is the Los Angeles Rams who have been in contact with Beckham throughout his recovery.

Decision Time

Over the next couple of weeks, the Giants GM Joes Schoen and HC Brian Daboll could be forced to make a decision on a few available wide receivers and if so, Odell Beckham may not be available immediately to contribute? I’m sure many Giant fans would love to see a reunion with the Giants and Beckham to relive those glory days as a Giant. However, can the Giants afford to sign Beckham now and place him on IR or do they need immediate help?  If not, Beckham then who. The list of available wide receivers includes:

  • Cole Beasley: Beasley had 82 receptions in 2021 with the Buffalo Bills and was just recently signed by the Tampa Buccaneers to their practice squad. The Buffalo connection between Joe Schoen, Brian Daboll and Cole Beasley would suggest that at some point a reunion could be in the cards.
  • Kaili Pimpleton: Pimpleton is currently on the Giants practice squad and could be a last resort call up if a certain wide receiver becomes unavailable.

The Giants GM Joe Schoen could filter through the practice squads of other teams in hopes of finding a diamond in the rough. That would certainly be the more cost-effective alternative for the Giants who have limited cap space.   Which direction the Giants will go is currently unclear and who their #1 target could be is also unclear. Either way, we should get better clarification on which direction they’ll go over the next couple weeks.