New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is expected to fully participate in training camp come this July.
According to a report from Dan Schneier of 247Sports, New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur expects Odell Beckham Jr. to be ready to fully ready to participate in training camp in late July. Beckham, of course, is coming off of an ankle injury he sustained in a Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers in 2017.
The star wideout is also dealing with a contract situation. It was reported late March that he would be holding out until a long-term deal is complete, as he is still playing under his rookie deal. However, Beckham nor his agents confirmed this. He ended up participating in pre-draft minicamp, three OTA’s as well as the mandatory three-day minicamp this week. However, Beckham did not take part in full team drills in minicamp due to the contract situation and injury.
As far as either situation is concerned, however, Shurmur knows and is aware of what’s expected from Beckham. Shurmur mentioned there is “no reason” for Beckham not to fully participate when training camp begins on July 25. Whether he will be cleared by team doctors or Shurmur alluding to contract negotiations making progress by then…who knows? Nonetheless, OBJ is expected to be fully ready to go by the time camp begins.
The 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year seems motivated to get back into the groove. He stayed after practice each day of mandatory minicamp to work with quarterback Eli Manning on timing and routes. Shurmur praised Beckham for this. “Guys that end the year with injuries come back at different rates and get involved with more and more of the drill work,” Shurmur said. “So, for him to spend that extra time with Eli, I think is great.”