New York Giants mega-star Odell Beckham Jr. confirms that he will attend training camp and won’t hold out for a new contract.
The wide receiver confirmed his intentions of being at Giants training camp on Saturday morning at his youth football camp in Metuchen, New Jersey.
Beckham told Giants beat reporters, including SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano at his camp that he plans to attend training camp and will not hold out.
Got in two questions to Odell as he was carted away: Will we see you at camp? “Yes sir. Yes you will,” he said. So no holdout? “No. No holdout.”
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) June 16, 2018
This ends any speculation that Beckham would hold out and skip Giants training camp until he gets a new contract.
Beckham is on the final year of his rookie-contract. After this season, the Giants can use the franchise-tag on Beckham for both the 2019 and 2020 season if they choose to do so.
The chances of Beckham stepping foot on the practice field for the Giants this upcoming season looked bleak when it was reported back in March by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that the superstar wide receiver wouldn’t step foot on the field until he got a new contract extension.
That hasn’t been the case, though, thankfully for Big Blue. Beckham attended some offseason workouts and OTAs for the Giants and participated in all three days of the team’s mandatory mini-camp this past week.
Unlike players like Aaron Donald, who are planning to sit out until they get a new contract, Beckham has played the situation the admirable way. He’s shown over the last few months, by his participating in the Giants’ offseason program, that he loves the game of football and will do what it takes to help the Giants win.
His good behavior coupled with a great bounce-back season could help Beckham land the contract-extension he wants.
General manager Dave Gettleman holds all the cards in that realm, but Beckham has done things the right way so far to help get himself a new deal.