Johnathan Hankins

Giants Beckham, Richburg deal with loss of 9-year-old cancer victim

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There was a sense of loss as Odell Beckham Jr. and Weston Richburg took the field for the start of the New York Giants' second week of training camp.

It had nothing to do with football for the all-everything wide receiver and the much-less known starting center.

The sadness revolved around the life of 9-year-old Jayro Ponce of Follett, Texas, and his death on Monday following a battle with a rare form of cancer.

Richburg of Bushland, Texas, met Ponce in a hospital in the offseason. Beckham, who was Ponce's favorite player, met the young man a couple of days before the Giants reported to training camp on Thursday.

Ponce made an...

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