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NFL: Odell Beckham Jr. is out for fourth straight game; Leonard Fournette not expected to play

NFL: Odell Beckham Jr. is out for fourth straight game; Leonard Fournette not expected to play
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) gestures before a game against the Washington Redskins on Oct. 28. (Adam Hunger / Associated Press)

New York Giants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been ruled out for the fourth straight game.

Coach Pat Shurmur announced Friday that Beckham will miss Sunday's regular-season finale against Dallas with a quad injury.

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Beckham sustained the injury on the final play of New York's 25-22 loss at Philadelphia on Nov. 25. The NFL's highest-paid receiver played the following week against Chicago and accounted for two touchdowns. He aggravated the injury days before New York (5-10) played Washington and he has not played again.

Beckham, who missed most of last season with a broken left ankle, finishes with 77 catches for 1,052 yards and six touchdowns. He also threw touchdown passes of 57 and 49 yards on trick plays for a 158.3 quarterback rating.

Fournette likely out again

The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t expect running back Leonard Fournette to play in the season finale at Houston.

Coach Doug Marrone listed Fournette (ankle/foot) as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Texans. The second-year pro has missed practice all week.

Marrone also ruled out cornerback A.J. Bouye (toe), place-kicker Josh Lambo (groin) and right tackle Josh Wells (concussion).

Fournette already has missed seven games this season, including six because of a strained right hamstring. He also was suspended without pay one week for leaving the sideline and instigating a fight at Buffalo.

If the former LSU star is sidelined again, it would be the 11th game he’s missed in two seasons. His durability and maturity — he’s been suspended, fined and benched — have raised questions about his long-term future with the franchise.

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