Beatty healthy, happy to be back

August, 1, 2013
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Will Beatty is happy to be a Giant.

"Yes, it's good to come back for a fifth season," Beatty said Thursday. "I'm glad I'm here. This is the team I know. ... It's that fit, you're home."

The long-term security he gained in the offseason certainly didn't hurt.

Beatty, 28, re-signed with the Giants in February for five years and $38.75 million -- including $19 million guaranteed.

"You don't have to worry about going someplace else. Getting all that out of the way is key for me," Beatty said.

The team's starting left tackle is healthy now, and looking forward to a big year.

"I mean, last year in camp, I got injured, so it was like I wasn't really at camp," said Beatty, who suffered from back issues last summer. "I missed all the preseason games. So there was a lot that was up in the air.

"But this entire offseason, I've been good. Coming into camp this year, I've still been good. So we're working on that, staying good, no setback, no injuries. So we're still watching it and making sure that I'm not just, 'Oh, everything's good, let's relax here.'"

Beatty, who has made 26 career starts at left tackle, was called for 11 penalties last season -- eight of them holding penalties.

"That was a negative highlight for me last season," Beatty said. "Some close games, [if I didn't commit] some penalties, maybe it could've turned the tides. So it's still getting better with my footwork, getting better under pressure and making sure that you're cleaning it up more."

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN New York Writer

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