Odell Beckham Jr. planning to attend the New York Giants
Beckham has yet to participate in practice as he recovers from a broken left ankle suffered last season.
Odell Beckham Jr. is planning to attend the New York Giants' mandatory minicamp this week, according to an ESPN report.
Seeking a contract extension as he enters the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, Beckham showed for the start of organized team activities -- which are voluntary -- in May but has been absent for the last two weeks. The minicamp runs from Tuesday to Thursday, with players undergoing physicals Monday, before the team breaks until training camp begins in late July.
Beckham has yet to participate in practice as he recovers from a broken left ankle suffered last season, but head coach Pat Shurmur has said it is possible the receiver will be cleared for minicamp. If he is cleared, whether or not Beckham would participate in on-field work and potentially risk injury before signing an extension is unclear.
The 25-year-old's appearance for the start of OTAs was seen as a show of good faith with the organization, after his name was a popular one in trade rumors as a new coaching staff and general manager (Dave Gettleman) took over this offseason. Owner John Mara told reporters in May that there isn't a "sense of urgency" to extend Beckham, adding, "The contract will get done when it's supposed to get done."
Beckham is set to make close to USD 8.5 million in 2018 and has made no secret of his desire for a new deal, suggesting last year he wanted to become the league's highest-paid player.
While that won't happen, Beckham is likely angling to top the wideout market, which is led by Antonio Brown at $17 million per season. Three of Beckham's classmates from the 2014 draft, Mike Evans ($16.5 million annually), Sammy Watkins ($16 million) and Jarvis Landry ($15.1 million), received lucrative contracts this offseason to move them into the top five among receivers.
Though he played in just four games last season due to injury, Beckham has averaged 107 catches, 1,506 yards and 13 touchdowns per 16 games in his four-year career.
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