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Offbeat Giants, Odell Beckham inching closer to a possible “contract showdown”

02:20  03 june  2018
02:20  03 june  2018 Source:   nbcsports.com

Report: Giants want to see if Odell Beckham Jr. is healthy, focused before contract

  Report: Giants want to see if Odell Beckham Jr. is healthy, focused before contract Odell Beckham Jr. has gone out of his way to play nice with the New York Giants this offseason, but he still wants a long-term contract extension. According to one report, he has more to show both on and off the field before he is going to get it.SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano wrote over the weekend that Beckham and the Giants are getting close to a contract “showdown,” with Beckham expected to be fully cleared to practice in the near future. Beckham underwent ankle surgery in October, and a source told Vacchiano that the Giants are waiting to see how he looks physically and whether he will remain focused off the field.

Good news, Giants fans: Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is getting closer to being cleared to practice. And if the Giants are willing to give Beckham what he wants, the Giants possibly should trade him to a team that will. However it plays out, everyone will know more about whether Beckham is willing to

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Good news, Giants fans: Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is getting closer to being cleared to practice.

Bad news, Giants fans: Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is getting closer to being cleared to practice.

Once Beckham gets a clean bill of health, ending his recovery from a broken leg that wiped out most of his 2017 season, a new chapter in his NFL career could be starting. And it could entail Beckham doing nothing until he gets paid something more than he’s currently due to make.

Ralph Vacchiano of SNY explains the possibly looming “contract showdown” between the Giants and Beckham, which will happen if, once Beckham is cleared to practice, he refuses to do so.

Report: Beckham prefers to avoid team reps, not rush back

  Report: Beckham prefers to avoid team reps, not rush back Odell Beckham Jr. is not planning to hold out for a new contract from the New York Giants, but that does not mean the star wide receiver will be a full participant in mandatory minicamp this week. Beckham is still working his way back from ankle surgery that ended his 2017 season, and ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that the Giants discussed the possibility of declaring him fully cleared medically at the start of minicamp. Beckham, however, would prefer to “safely avoid team reps” for the time being.

Good news, Giants fans: Receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is getting closer to being cleared to practice. And if the Giants are willing to give Beckham what he wants, the Giants possibly should trade him to a team that will. However it plays out, everyone will know more about whether Beckham is willing to

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Back in late March, when strident comments from Giants co-owner John Mara sparked days of speculation and rumor that Beckham could be traded, NFL Media reported that Beckham wouldn’t set foot on a field until he gets a new contract. Although Beckham has since set foot on the field during preliminary phases of the offseason program, Beckham has yet to participate in actual football practice, because he hasn’t been medically cleared to do so.

Once he is, what will he do?

There continues to be no indication that the Giants and Beckham are closing in on a new contract. Beckham reportedly wants more than $20 million per year. The Giants apparently want to wait before making a commitment, primarily for reasons unrelated to Beckham’s skills and abilities. Beckham arguably should refuse to put himself at any degree of physical risk until he gets what he wants.

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It's possible the Giants and Beckham truly have reached a peace, or at least a mutual understanding of where their contract negotiations are heading. They just want it done on their own timetable. Their preference, according to a team source, is to first make sure Beckham has fully recovered from the

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And if the Giants are willing to give Beckham what he wants, the Giants possibly should trade him to a team that will.

However it plays out, everyone will know more about whether Beckham is willing to take a stand once he gets clearance to practice. And that’s apparently coming very soon.

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