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Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle) game-time decision for Giants' opener; doubt lingers on whether he'll play

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will be a game-time decision for the team's season opener against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

While the Giants are holding out hope for Beckham, there is serious doubt about whether he will play, sources told Schefter. Meetings are planned for Sunday to better assess Beckham's status.

Beckham injured his left ankle Aug. 21 in a preseason game against the Cleveland Brownsandhas not practiced since. He did some work on the side with a trainer Wednesday and Thursday but was seen doing only straight-line running.

He was officially listed as did not practice for the team's practices on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Giants coach Ben McAdoo emphatically stated earlier this week that Beckham will play against the Cowboys only if he is cleared by the medical staff. The decision will not be left up to the player or the coach.

If Beckham doesn't play, second-year receiver Roger Lewis is expected to take a majority of his snaps. Offseason acquisition Brandon Marshallis also expected to play a bigger role.

ESPN's Jordan Raanan contributed to this report.

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