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Travis Beckum show coming to a town near you?

With Giants’ WR’s Hakeem Nicks out three weeks, Steve Smith out until probably December 12th, Ramses Barden and Victor Cruz on IR, Head Coach Tom Coughlin has indicated it is very possible you will see Travis Beckum as the outside receiver opposite Mario Manningham until Steve Smith (pectoral) and Hakeem Nicks (leg) can come back.

Beckum could be of some value in the slot, until either can come back, which doesn’t appear to be for at-least three weeks. The former third round draft selection out of Wisconsin struggled to see the field last year, but due to injuries, he has seen the field more and more this year and has made the most of his time on it, too. In the Giants’ loss to the Eagles’ last night, Beckum caught a two yard touchdown pass — and his second of the season. — Beckum’s 11 catches for 83 yards is now the third most behind Manningham and Boss on the active roster. (Not including RB’s.)

The only other options at WR are Derek Hagan, who also caught a touchdown pass in his return to the team, UDFA rookie WR Duke Calhoun and WR Darius Reynaud who is primarily a return specialist.  Safety Antrel Rolle has volunteered to take some snaps in packages. Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride has been weary of this all season, but may just have to take Rolle up on his offer.

The bottom line is, it’s time for Mario Manningham to show his true worth, Kevin Boss to step up (he’s done wonders, and he’s banged up, too.) and for Travis Beckum to come into his own.

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One Response to “Travis Beckum show coming to a town near you?”

  1. BlueManFla says:

    Not sure that using Rolle is a good idea. The way receivered are getting mauled going across the middle, I would hate to lose one of the better safeties. Also, dont want him to be winded and worn out late in the game on defense.

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