Odell Beckham Jr. rests during Giants' preseason opener against Browns as coach Pat Shurmur says it had 'nothing' to do with contract negotiations



Giants defensive end Kerry Wynn forced a C.J. Board fumble on a Browns punt return that long snapper Zak DeOssie recovered. Three plays later, running back Jalen “Scoot” Simmons punched in the Giants’ lone touchdown from five yards out behind good blocks from linemen John Greco and Chris Scott … Rookie QB Kyle Lauletta was 6-for-9 and looked much more comfortable in his first NFL game, frankly, than in some recent practices. “I had some rough practices down the stretch of camp,” he said. “One thing about me is my confidence never wavers. I’ll make a mistake, have a bad day or two, but people can doubt me all they want, I’m still gonna stay confident in myself.” … Running back Wayne Gallman had a team-high four catches for 33 yards … Andrew Adams led all Giants with seven tackles … Hunter Sharp had an impressive 42-yard kickoff return and Kalif Raymond took a punt back 14 yards that nearly found daylight … Rutgers rookie RB Robert Martin gained 39 yards on five carries and caught two passes for 11 yards. Simmons gained 38 yards on seven totes and caught a pass for six … The Giants committed no turnovers to Cleveland’s one and were flagged for only four penalties to the Browns’ 13 … Aldrick Rosas made his lone field goal attempt from 42 yards, and Marshall Koehn made the Giants’ only point-after attempt …. Riley Dixon averaged 44.2 yards on his 10 punts, including one dud and one 62-yard bomb.



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