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Top Sam Beal News

  • Sam Beal: Gets cut Tuesday

    Beal was waived by the Giants on Tuesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Beal was a third-round selection of the Giants in the 2018 NFL Draft. He dealt with a shoulder injury during the 2019 season and sat out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beal never really got going in 2021, playing just eight snaps between defense and special teams while active for three games.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Pleads guilty to charges

    Beal pleaded guilty to two gun-related charges stemming from a May 2020 incident Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Beal opted out of the 2020 campaign amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and he was indicted eight days after he announced his decision to forgo the season. The 24-year-old recently skipped voluntary OTAs and failed to stand out at mandatory minicamp. The Giants said that they are aware of the situation, but it's not yet clear whether Beal's plea will result in disciplinary action from the team or league.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Pleads guilty to gun charges

    Beal pleaded guilty June 4 to two gun-related charges stemming from his June 2020 arrest in Ohio, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Beal has been placed on probation until June 2022, but he's not expected to face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of carrying a concealed weapon and improperly handling a firearm in a vehicle. The cornerback was indicted on the gun charges last August, eight days after he announced that he would opt out of the 2020 campaign. The final two years of Beal's rookie contract will toll over to 2021, but the 24-year-old cornerback will still likely find himself on the outside looking in for a roster spot with the Giants heading into training camp. Even before Beal opted out of the past season, injuries had limited him to just six games over his first two years in the league.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Not playing in 2020

    Beal announced Wednesday that he'll opt out of the 2020 campaign, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Beal looked to have a real shot at kicking off the season as a starter with Deandre Baker (personal) having been placed on the commissioner's except list, but the third-year cornerback has now decided to stay away from the team until 2021. He appeared in six games (three starts) for the Giants in 2019, logging 26 tackles and one pass breakup.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Expanded role possible

    Beal would likely enter the Giants' starting lineup if Deandre Baker misses any time in 2020, Matt Lombardo of NJ.com reports.

    Beal was limited to just six games as a rookie in 2019 due to injuries, but he produced as a reliable member of the secondary when healthy. With Baker's legal situation still unresolved and a suspension within the realm of possibilities, it's conceivable that Beal could be thrust into the starting lineup for at least a handful of games. Having averaged eight tackles in his three starts as a rookie, Beal's situation could be worth monitoring in IDP formats.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Productive when healthy in 2019

    Beal (shoulder) recorded 26 tackles (20 solo) and one defended pass across six contests in 2019.

    After missing his entire rookie season due to a shoulder injury, Beal managed to retake the field Week 10 of the 2019 campaign and ramp up to a starting workload for Weeks 14-16. He was forced to miss the Giants' regular-season finale due a shoulder injury of undisclosed severity, but there's not yet any reason to worry about his availability for OTAs.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Officially inactive

    Beal (shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's matchup with Philadelphia, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.

    Beal was one of the many players that came out of Week 16's overtime win injured, but he is one of the only players not ready to play in the season's final game. With the second-year pro sidelined, look for Grant Haley to see an increase in depth corner snaps.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Questionable for Week 17

    Beal (shoulder) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.

    Beal is nursing a shoulder injury sustained during Week 16's win over Washington. With Corey Ballentine (back) also listed as questionable, it would be a notable blow to New York's secondary depth if Beal were forced to miss Sunday's season finale.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Dealing with neck injury

    Beal was forced out of Sunday's game against the Redskins with a neck injury, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

    Beal has started the last two weeks with Janoris Jenkins out of the lineup (and now in New Orleans), generating 18 tackles and a pass breakup between the games. If the second-year pro out of Western Michigan doesn't return to the lineup, Grant Haley and Antonio Hamilton are due for upticks in usage.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Huge tackling day

    Beal notched 11 tackles (eight solo) and one defended pass during Sunday's 36-20 win over the Dolphins.

    Beal played 71 snaps (100 percent) on defense during the Week 15 win, drawing the start at cornerback in place of Janoris Jenkins, who the Giants recently waived. The 2018 third-round pick stands to continue playing a key role in New York's secondary down the stretch, and his propensity for tackles could make him a notable fantasy asset in IDP formats.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Pegged to start Sunday

    Beal is expected to start at cornerback in place of Janoris Jenkins against the Dolphins on Sunday, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.

    Jenkins was waived Friday, so Beal will have a chance to step up. The second-year pro played nearly every snap in Week 14's loss to the Eagles, recording seven tackles (six solo). Over four games this season, Beal has yielded 7.3 yards per target and a touchdown.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Activated Tuesday

    Beal (hamstring) was activated by the Giants on Tuesday,

    Beal has been on IR since the preseason with the issue. He'll provide depth in the Giants' secondary, and his next snap will be his first in the NFL.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Likely to return Week 10

    The Giants are unlikely to activate Beal (hamstring) from injured reserve before Monday's game against the Cowboys, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    New York is expected activate Beal from IR ahead of Week 10, but it will have to do so by Wednesday or he'll remain on the shelf the rest of the season. The 2018 third-round pick resumed practicing Oct. 16 after dealing with the hamstring injury throughout the preseason.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Slated to return

    The Giants have designated Beal (hamstring) to return from injured reserve.

    Beal will practice this week, and he'll be eligible to return in Week 9 against the Cowboys. The second-year pro hasn't played in an NFL game yet since he battled a shoulder injury last year and this hamstring issue to start the 2019 season. The Giants are hoping he can make an immediate impact since their secondary is allowing 9.3 yards per passing attempt -- second-worst in the league.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Will practice this week

    Beal (hamstring) will practice this week according to head coach Pat Shurmur, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.

    Beal was dealing with a hamstring injury throughout training camp this year but now appears to be fully recovered. Since he was placed on injured reserve, the Giants will have three weeks to let him practice before they decide to activate the cornerback.

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  • Giants' Sam Beal: Lands on IR

    Beal (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

    Beal battled groin and hamstring injuries throughout training camp and didn't play in any preseason games. The 23-year-old was a third-round pick in the 2018 supplemental draft but missed all of last season due to shoulder surgery.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 192 lbs
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI
Age: 25
School: Western Michigan
Experience: 3