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Odell Beckham Jr. wants to take back comments but still makes quip

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. would like to take back his comments after Sunday’s 24-14 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, even if he still believes “Stevie Wonder can see it” when referencing the officials’ questionable decisions throughout the contest.

Beckham was upset about several calls and non-calls — especially a questionable first-quarter offensive pass interference — and being told by one official to “get out of my face” when he asked for an explanation. He even suggested that referee Terry McAulay’s crew shouldn’t be allowed to work another Giants game given their past history.

Three days later, as Beckham and the Giants were in the midst of preparing for a Sunday night matchup with the Dallas Cowboys, he was feeling some regret for his comments.

“It’s not really any point of talking about it. Nothing is going to change,” Beckham said on Wednesday. “You’re sitting there wasting breath.”

Coach Ben McAdoo agreed with Beckham that there were some questionable calls in the game. McAdoo said he was going to utilize the league’s process where teams can send plays in for clarification purposes. That process would get “plenty of use” this week, according to McAdoo.

The Giants’ coach clearly had his star player’s back.

“It doesn’t surprise me,” Beckham said. “Like I said, everybody knows what is going on on the field. Everybody can see it. Stevie Wonder can see it. It is what it is. You can’t do anything about it. There is no point.”

After the loss to the Steelers, the Giants (8-4) are going to need some wins down the stretch against difficult competition to qualify for the playoffs.

Beckham doesn’t see any benefit harping on the past at this point. His full attention is on the Cowboys and helping the struggling Giants get back on track.

“I don’t even know why … I shouldn’t have even brought it up because it’s always a lose-lose situation bringing something up,” he said. “Either you’re speaking out on it or now you’re trying to defend yourself. Or the other way around, you’re complaining.”

“Either way it goes, I should’ve never brought it up. It’s irrelevant. Nothing is going to change. No calls are going to be made because of what I say now. You just have to keep playing.

Damontre Moore Womens Jersey

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants on Friday waived defensive end Damontre Moore(Damontre Moore Jersey), a young and promising former third-round draft pick.

Multiple sources said Moore was released because he repeatedly violated team rules and had behavior and maturity issues that have not improved during his three years in the NFL.

Sources say the final straw was a recent fight in practice between Moore at his defensive line teammates. But sources said Moore had also been fined several times by the team this year for rules violations and behavior problems and that the decision to waive him was based on the accumulation of issues, not just one fight.

Coaches and administrators have spoken to Moore on several occasions, this year and in years past, about his behavior in practice. Sources say Moore routinely clowned around on the practice field in front of everyone from teammates to Giants owner John Mara and responded poorly to efforts by teammates and coaches to get him to take practice more seriously. Moore was also penalized several times this year during games for roughing the passer, and his lack of on-field discipline earned him a full-game benching in a Week 7 over the Dallas Cowboys.

Sources also said Moore feuded openly with some team officials, including general manager Jerry Reese, when confronted about his behavior. Reese is fiercely loyal to his draft picks, so for him to cut a former third-rounder during the third year of his rookie deal would likely require extreme circumstances.

Moore was 20 when the Giants drafted him in 2013, and he just turned 23 in September. He was viewed as an outstanding raw talent coming out of Texas A&M, but he dropped into the third round due to concerns about maturity and behavior. The Giants believed he represented strong value once he fell to the third round, pointing to the 21 sacks he had over his final two college seasons, and believed his raw talent as a pass rusher could be developed.

But over the course of Moore’s three seasons in the league so far, his playing time has been limited by his inability to earn the trust of the coaching staff. When there were calls for him to play more last year, coaches would say they couldn’t trust him to handle his assignments in games because he wasn’t showing an ability to do so in practices. Undrafted Kerry Wynn passed him on the depth chart this offseason, and even as the Giants have languished near the bottom of the league in sacks, he was unable to earn more playing time.

The Giants could be thin at defensive end Monday night in Miami, as Robert Ayers was added to the injury report Friday with a neck injury. They did not immediately announce a corresponding move to fill Moore’s roster spot, but Brad Bars is the defensive end on the practice squad and George Selvie, who’s on the 53-man roster, has been inactive for the past two games, so there are in-house options to replace Moore in the short term.