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  • Odell Beckham doesn’t need to run to appease Giants

    https://nypost.com/2018/06/11/odell-...ppease-giants/

    Excerpt: "These, by and large, are artificial deadlines this time of year, and the Giants will continue to treat them as such this week as they gather for a three-day minicamp — the final practices before a six-week break prior to training camp. This camp means nothing as far as advancing Odell Beckham Jr.’s physical progress. He will attend the mandatory minicamp — as head coach Pat Shurmur last week said he would — but do not expect him to be running around and catching passes with the other receivers.

    In the organized team activity practices he attended this spring, Beckham was quite limited in his physical exertion, coming off surgery to repair a fractured left ankle. He was far more of an onlooker than he was a participant. He stretched with the team and went through a few jog-through pace individual drills, then went off to the side to work with trainers as the rest of the team stayed on the field for 11-on-11 and 7-on-7 work.

    It would not be a surprise if Beckham remains limited for the start of training camp — the first practice likely will be July 27. The Giants are of no mind to accelerate Beckham before he is completely ready to go and, once he is given the green light in camp this summer, expect he will be eased in slowly.

    Last year, Beckham was healthy but did not attend any of the 10 OTAs, opting to work out in Los Angeles, away from the team. That he showed up periodically this year, even though he barely got on the field, is a strong indication he is taking seriously the Giants’ plea for him to upgrade his entire professional portfolio before they reward him with a long-term contract extension. His attendance was a good-faith gesture by Beckham, and the Giants view it that way. There is plenty of time prior to the start of the regular season for the two sides to come together on a new deal that would make Beckham the highest-paid wide receiver (in excess of $17 million per year) in the NFL.

    This three-day camp from Tuesday through Thursday will look like an OTA practice, with no shoulder pads and no contact. It is mandatory, and, in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, a player can be fined $84,435 for missing the three-day camp." Read more...
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