Giants Fall To Browns, 10


We nearly saw that twice Monday night when New York Giants wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall left early against the Cleveland Browns after suffering apparent injuries.

The injury seemed more severe at first because as Beckham was walking on his own down toward the NY locker room he dropped to his knees and had to be helped to his feet.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown signed a new deal worth over $18 million annually earlier this offseason.

Still, Beckham joined a number of National Football League players around the country who caught a glimpse of the eclipse - including the Tennessee Titans who watched it while listening to 'Blinded By The Light'. There were multiple reports that he had cleared a concussion examination.

Later in Monday's game, Boddy-Calhoun struck again, intercepting Geno Smith's pass with the Giants inside Cleveland's 5-yard line, threatening to take the lead. He will undergo further tests, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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No one wants their star players taking hits like that, especially in a preseason game, which is why most sit out the majority of the games.

Beckham didn't appreciate the hit and limited his postgame remark to say: "I don't know". The hit was legal and Odell was able to walk off the field under his own power, but he did not return to the game as a precaution.

Beckham was cut down at the knees by Briean Boddy-Calhoun after going up for a reception. He had about 30 seconds to make a play on the ball in the air. "Shake it off, go play football".

Added Collins: "The play wasn't a penalty, but it's something everyone knows. you don't do".

According to, Boddy-Calhoun said he was actually trying to avoid a fine, making sure not to hit Beckham too high.