As dark as this Giants season has gotten, there is a glimmer of light in what rookies Davis Webb and Evan Engram did on their own time on Wednesday: they visited teammates Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall, who are laid up after Tuesday ankle surgeries at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
“We went to go visit Brandon and Odell yesterday in the hospital,” Webb told the Daily News Thursday during a taping of a new episode of the ‘Life of a Giant’ podcast. “They’re doing (well).”
Webb, 22, a rookie quarterback, said the fact that he and Engram were motivated to visit Beckham and Marshall in the hospital “just shows the impact they made.” Webb has a strong relationship with both receivers despite only having gone through one training camp and a month of the regular season together.
“Brandon was a great veteran to me, taught me a lot of things about on and off the field, things that DBs do or things that receivers like to hear from quarterbacks, and different scenarios that he’s been through,” Webb said. “And then Odell is one of the best to ever do it, and he’s still young. He’s a once in a lifetime, generation-type player. And just being around him it’s really humbling. I’ve been a huge fan my whole life and now I get to play with him.
“Just being around those two is teaching me lessons, and I’m trying to learn and trying to make sure whenever I get my opportunity later down the road, I can do things that other players, other teammates say they really like out of a quarterback,” Webb added.
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WALK THIS WAY
There was no discipline for Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins after it appeared he walked out on his team last week while the game was still going on.
“Why would it be a punishment?” Jenkins asked Wednesday. “No comment.”
With about 40 seconds left and the Giants trailing the Chargers 29-22, head coach Ben McAdoo decided to call a timeout, but Jenkins was already walking toward the locker room. The veteran cornerback said it was just a misunderstanding.
“I didn’t expect a timeout would be called so I just walked in,” he said on Thursday. “Everybody was going on the field, the game was over and I just went in.”
Jenkins said McAdoo asked him about it on Tuesday and again on Thursday but said it was “nothing serious or anything.”
INJURY ROUND UP
Giants defensive end Romeo Okwara (knee) was the latest addition to the injury report on Thursday and was limited in his participation in practice. LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), S Landon Collins (ankle), RB Paul Perkins (ribs), C Weston Richburg (concussion), WR Sterling Shepard (ankle) and DE Olivier Vernon (ankle) all did not participate in practice for the second straight day.