Another loss. Another day talking about Odell Beckham Jr.
It’s getting to be a habit for New York Giants rookie head coach Ben McAdoo.
While McAdoo spent some time talking Tuesday about the Giants’ play in the wake of their 24-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Monday night, he probably spent much more time than he would have liked discussing Beckham and another of his emotional in-game outbursts.
After his opening statement, McAdoo had to answer 11 of the next 12 questions about Beckham, his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Vikings, the receiver saying Tuesday he was not having fun playing football, his claims the officials were targeting him, just to name a few.
It was similar to last week after the loss to Washington. Beckham didn’t get a 15-yard penalty in that game, but he had several meltdowns on the sideline during the game.
McAdoo again had to talk about his best playmaker, but not for the plays he was making.
The Giants had no media availability on Tuesday, but Beckham became the focal point in an interview with ESPN’s Anita Marks.
“Football is my sanctuary,” Beckham told her. “It’s where I go to escape. It’s where I’m most happy. I’m not having fun anymore.”
Ravens release Forsett
Running back Justin Forsett has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, who complied with his request to play elsewhere.
Forsett was on the inactive list last Sunday and was expected to drop down the depth chart after the return of injured rookie Kenneth Dixon.
So Forsett asked the Ravens to let him go, and General Manager Ozzie Newsome formally cut him Tuesday.
Forsett ran for 1,266 yards in 2014. He broke his arm last season after playing in 10 games.
The Arizona Cardinals will be without running back Chris Johnson and safety Tyvon Branch for at least eight weeks as both players were placed on injured reserve. NFL rules allow for one player to be eligible to return to the active roster eight weeks after his injured reserve designation, so one of the two could return in early December while the other will miss the rest of the season. … The Oakland Raiders have signed linebacker Perry Riley Jr. and placed linebacker Ben Heeney on injured reserve with an ankle injury. …
The Indianapolis Colts shook up their defense, releasing cornerback Antonio Cromartie and waiving inside linebacker Sio Moore. Both started the first four games. … The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent linebacker A.J. Hawk, who spent his first nine seasons with the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons placed linebacker Sean Weatherspoon on injured reserve. Weatherspoon ruptured his right Achilles’ tendon in a win Sunday over Carolina. …
Jacksonville Jaguars left guard Luke Joeckel could miss the rest of the season because of a left knee injury. ... The Buffalo Bills have signed a five-year agreement to continue holding training camp at St. John Fisher College in suburban Rochester.