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Eli Manning isn’t counting on Odell Beckham Jr. being healthy

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Odell Beckham Jr. walked through the locker room with pep in his step on Wednesday, but until the Giants hit the practice field on Thursday there won’t be any sign of whether he’ll play in Monday night’s home opener against the Detroit Lions in Week 2.

Eli Manning said as much when he admitted he hadn’t expected Beckham to play in last Sunday night’s 19-3 loss in Dallas — despite Beckham’s pre-game warm up — because the receiver hadn’t practiced since spraining his left ankle on Aug. 21.

“In my mind, I didn’t think he was playing,” Manning said Wednesday. “When you see him kind of warming up and catching passes, the guy hadn’t practiced in three weeks. I never thought it was a reality of him playing and just if he would have come out there, it might have been limited in certain things … I didn’t think he was going to play in the game.”

Beckham is expected to meet the media on Thursday, when he may have to explain a…



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