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 go-ahead 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 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.