Giants coach Pat Shurmur said the wide receiver, who has been widely rumoured with a trade away from NY, is in the building to begin their offseason conditioning programme. "He understands the importance of the offseason and he's a competitive guy and, again, we had already started communicating before all that information kind of got out there and was talked about a great deal". We have a lot of people reporting about him, but it's always been the duty of elders to go back to help them.
I'm with OBJ on this one, and I'm glad he stood up for himself. NY also signed tight end Ryan O'Malley, who played in one game last season. Beckham is under team control until the end of this season, a fifth-year option paying him just under $8.5 million in 2018.
Quarterback Eli Manning said Monday he "never got too concerned with it", when asked what his reaction was to the trade rumors. The reporter notes that the front office was "listening and they were willing to consider it if the price was right", and they'd continue to field offers until they sign him to a new contract. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Beckham is mostly showing up for a brief medical check, with no plans to rejoin the team anytime soon unless he gets a new contract. "I look forward to Odell getting one day better".
"I really feel that Odell can be just a skilled and he wants to be wonderful", Shurmur explained. Without him, the Giants slumped to a 3-13 record, and the offense finished 31st in the National Football League in scoring at 15.4 points per game.
Prior to a 2017 season shortened by injury, Beckham turned in three straight seasons of at least 91 catches, 1,305 yards and 10 touchdowns. "I know there's a resistance sometimes, but players need to be there, especially when you're adding new players, there's new schemes, it's really the best thing for them".