Friday October 3rd, 2014

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. said the team's plan is for him to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, according to the Bergen County Record's Art Stapleton.

Beckham has yet to play this season due to a lingering hamstring injury. The rookie missed a minicamp in the offseason due to the injury and re-injured his hamstring on the first day of training camp. Beckham did not participate fully in the team's practices for most of the preseason.

Listed as questionable for Sunday, Beckham had said earlier this week he expected to participate fully in practice on Wednesday, but instead had just limited participation all week. Beckham also said that his hamstring would likely be an issue all season but that it's currently as close to 100 percent as it will get.

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Giants coach Tom Coughlin said last week the team is trying to be "as patient as we can" with Beckham's injury.

In Beckham's absence, Victor Cruz leads the team in receiving yards with 299, while tight end Larry Donnell leads in receptions with 25.

In his final season at LSU, Beckham caught 57 passes for 1,117 yards and eight touchdowns. He's currently listed third string at one of the wide receiver positions on New York's official depth chart.

The Giants are 2-2 this season after defeating the Washington Redskins 45-14 last Thursday.

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