EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants trainer Pat Shurmur expects all his avid gamers to be at coaching camp. That comes with big name large receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who’s searching for a brand new contract.
Shurmur additionally stated Thursday after the belief of minicamp that there used to be “no explanation why to consider” that Beckham will not be able to do the whole thing come coaching camp. The Professional Bowl receiver most effective participated in warm-ups, particular person drills and ran some routes with out defenders regardless of being cleared bodily after breaking his ankle in October.
Beckham did run and lower at complete pace whilst working routes with quarterback Eli Manning for the primary time this week. He did not display any indicators bodily of a participant coming off a significant leg damage.
Shurmur stated he hadn’t talked to Beckham particularly about his intentions particularly involving coaching camp, however the trainer’s expectancies had been transparent.
Giants veterans are scheduled to report back to coaching camp July 25.
That provides the perimeters six weeks to discuss a brand new deal. Beckham is scheduled to make $eight.five million at the fifth-year possibility of his rookie contract. There have now not been any critical discussions a couple of new deal thus far, however it would get attention-grabbing if Beckham does not have one by means of the beginning of coaching camp.
The ones with reference to Beckham have stated previously that they do not be expecting him to position his long term in peril in are living drills or scrimmages ahead of he’s paid. Beckham may at all times report back to camp together with his involvement very similar to what it used to be this week, when it did not come with any are living drills in opposition to defenders.
Beckham and the Giants did appear to make development on their dating this offseason. After a rocky get started, Beckham used to be round many of the spring. He attended the beginning of the offseason exercise program, the start of OTAs and obligatory minicamp regardless of his need for a brand new contract. A number of others from his draft magnificence — Khalil Mack, Taylor Lewan and Aaron Donald — have stayed clear of all or a part of their crew’s offseason techniques.
Shurmur and Beckham have communicated often since an introductory sit-down in California previous this yr. Beckham has even often despatched movies of his exercises to the Giants so they may track his development and rehabilitation.
“I feel we are simply nonetheless getting to understand each and every different,” Shurmur stated of what he is discovered about Beckham this spring. “However I have stated it ahead of: This man likes to play soccer, and he will get it as neatly.
“So, once I see him within the conferences, once I see him at the box, without reference to what he is doing, he is truly engaged and you’ll be able to see, simply by him working routes as opposed to air and one of the drill paintings we are doing, that he can truly assist us.”