Sam Beal
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New York Giants defensive back Sam Beal remaining confident in what he can bring to the table despite his multiple setbacks.

One of the mysteries of this New York Giants roster is the cornerback they selected in the 2018 NFL Supplemental Draft. Sam Beal previously spent time at Western Michigan University. The current second-year man could’ve had a good chance to compete for a starting job this year.

But ever since he’s come into the league, he’s dealt with numerous injuries. From a season-ending shoulder injury sustained in July of 2018 to his lingering hamstring issues this preseason, we ask ourselves: “Will we ever see Sam Beal play for Big Blue?”

Despite the setbacks for this young defensive back, Beal remains confident in what he can bring to the table.

“I feel like they know [what they have in me],” Beal said, per Mollie Walker of the New York Post. “They picked me up, they’ve seen what they’ve seen. But athletes still have to show their best so you give it your all, I still want to give my all even though they’ve seen a little bit of me.”

Beal, 22, still isn’t at full strength and thus is losing his spot to even compete. Rookie corners DeAndre Baker and Corey Ballentine definitely have an edge on him in the battle for the weakside corner job opposite of Janoris Jenkins.

In his final year at Western Michigan (10 games), Beal racked up 22 total tackles with two interceptions and 10 passes defended.

The Giants play their final preseason game against the New England Patriots this Thursday. It’s unclear if Beal will be able to participate.

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