Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 2/60 -- William Beatty, LT, 6-5, 310, Connecticut...Beatty appears headed for competition with reserves Adam Koets and Guy Whimper as the backup to the two starters, but Reese and college scouting boss Marc Ross feel he has true left tackle capabilities. For the moment, however, he might be targeted as the emergency replacement for right tackle Kareem McKenzie, who is subject to back spasms. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/12/12 - OT Will Beatty, who was finally removed from the injury report after dealing with a back problem for several weeks, is not assured of getting his starting left tackle job back. Rather, look for Beatty to continue in his role as the blocking tight end for the time being as head coach Tom Coughlin likely doesn't want to upset the chemistry of an offensive line that's otherwise played together since the spring practices.
09/10/12 - OT Will Beatty continues to work his way back from a prolonged back ailment. But head coach Tom Coughlin pumped the breaks on any thought that once Beatty was fully back, that he would be reinserted into the starting lineup ahead of Sean Locklear.
"We'll see how it goes," he said. "He's got to make up for a lot of missed time."
To do that, Beatty said he's been taking as many reps as he can with both the starters and the twos, which he said is important to help him get back his stamina to play 60-80 snaps per game after such a long period of inactivity.
"I'm trying to take snaps wherever I can get them," he said. "I'm rotating with the ones and also taking them with the twos, so I'm still going against Osi (Umenyiora) and JPP (Jason Pierre-Paul), and letting them know that I'm trying to work myself out, not just them out.
"I feel good. Once you're in there on the offensive line, you're in. It's not, ‘Take a few plays and then come out.'"
He's also been encouraged by how he's been feeling.
"There's no pain. I feel good. Last week I felt ready to go. I got a few plays and felt good during those plays, so just waiting for the go-ahead."
09/09/12 - OT Will Beatty (back) is looking to do a little more in practice this week. Beatty was active for the season opener, but until he can get a few quality weeks of work in at practice, he'll likely remain as the blocking tight end.
09/03/12 - LT Will Beatty (back) was limited in practice this week and has been gradually increasing his workload in his quest to return to the starting lineup. Beatty is expected to dress, but not start for the season opener.
08/16/12 - LT Will Beatty missed practice because of his ongoing back issues. "He's back on the shelf," Coughlin said. "He's back in the training room. They evaluated him last night and they didn't feel like it was … They felt like if he kept going along the way he is right now, he would have only got worse and worse. They shut him down."