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Free-agent offensive tackle
The Giants are having to shuffle their offensive line with Will Beatty expected to miss the first part of the season with a pec injury. Long was scheduled to make $9.25 million in 2015 but was released by the Rams in March.
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"I definitely expect to receive a lot more attention," Beckham said. "But it's just not going to work."
The 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year caught 91 passes for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns last season, despite playing in just 12 games.
Beckham said that the receiving corp next season will be much improved and it will be harder for teams to gameplan against just him.
"You know you have [Victor Cruz] and [Reuben Randle], it's going to be hard to double or have a safety over the top with the stuff that we have going on," Beckham said. "I don't think it's going to be beneficial for them."
Compared to last year's o-line, only two players are back but even those guys have switched positions and shifted along the line.
"Obviously, having a new center can be an adjustment," Manning said. "But (Weston) Richburg was here last year and I got snaps with him last year, so that hasn't been a big deal. Anytime you have a rookie at left tackle, it can be an adjustment."
Cruz has been able to run routes and cut on his surgically-repaired knee, but he did not participate in team drills Wednesday. Cruz missed the final 10 games of the 2014 season after he tore his patellar tendon.
The injury to tackle Will Beatty put the
Coughlin labeled Pugh's move as an "experiment," but added the change was made with "full intent" to keep him at the position.
Pugh, the Giants' first-round pick in 2013, played 14 games at right tackle last year.
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