Giants see progress from Odell Beckham

The New York Giants are identifying progress from rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham.

They need him to produce with Victor Cruz out for the season with a knee injury.

"I said to Odell, 'Your rookie season is over now. You're not a rookie anymore. Congratulations, you're a vet,'" Giants wide receivers coach Sean Ryan said.

Beckham caught two touchdown passes in a loss to the Dallas Cowboys and now has three for the season.

He's caught six passes for 62 yards in the past two games.

Beckham missed four games with a hamstring injury.

"There are going to be bumps in the road because of his youth and trying to figure everything out," Ryan said. "And you fix it as you go and you get the details right, and that's where we're at right now. The talent's there, it's clear to see. But the details have to come now and they have to come quick. There's no time. Those details have to be hammered out right now.

"He's in there for extra meeting time. He does what he can. If I'm stuck in a meeting and can't meet with him, he'll meet with somebody else. In terms of extra film work and meeting time, he's trying to pick up the slack that way. It's a responsibility he's taking seriously, and he's doing everything he can to get ahead. He's a competitor and he's going to push himself. He's got that desire."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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