With Beatty out, Locklear is Giants left tackle



EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Veteran Sean Locklear seemingly is no longer an insurance policy in case one of the New York Giants’ offensive tackles is hurt.

With Will Beatty struggling with back issues, Locklear is the projected starting left tackle for the Super Bowl champions, No one, though, is ready to say he will be there when the season starts in two weeks.

Beatty remains a question mark. Penciled in as the left tackle coming into training camp, a case of sciatica has prevented him from playing in a preseason game.

After Beatty missed another practice Wednesday, coach Tom Coughlin said time is running out for the four-year veteran to get back on the field for the opener against Dallas on Sept. 5.

However, Coughlin refused to say Locklear would replace him.