OST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Odell Beckham Jr. is running, jumping, cutting and catching some passes in half-speed single practice over the last few weeks.
Even though he was not at the New York Giants. Organized team activity on Tuesday after Memorial Day weekend, the time has almost come when he is being medically cleansed from the broken right ankle he suffered in October.
"Pretty close," said Pat Shurmur, how close Beckham was
Beckham had been in a good part of the Giants Offseaon workout program this spring. He looked good working and running at Giants OTAs and minicamps, though he was usually under the watchful eye of a coach on the side.
Beckham wants to be ready for the start of the season. A training camp seems even likely at this time.
The dilemma will be what happens when it is resolved and has no new contract. Beckham would risk much if he participated in live drills, scrimmages or preseason games. His desire for a new contract is no secret, especially as most of the recipients from his 201
But Beckham has decided to attend a good portion of the Giants' offseason workout program, while others in similar positions (Khalil Mack, Aaron Donald and Zack Martin) have decided to stay home until their deals are completed , It is a gesture of goodwill that he hopes will lead to meaningful contract talks.
There were no serious negotiations last week, a source ESPN said.
Shurmur stated on Tuesday that he was part of all hiring decisions for manager Dave Gettleman, including the Beckham situation.
"Dave said it already, contracts will be settled when they're done," Shurmur said. "We're not worried about [there being an issue if negotiations take time] My experience with Odell is that he wants to play football and he's looking forward to getting out of here, he's not quite done yet with his … he's not quite finished yet So he can not do anything with his. "
Beckham did not do anything with the Giants on the first day of the second week of volunteer OTAs. Also Cornerback Janoris Jenkins was not there. They were the only two players not on the training ground on a hot Tuesday morning.
Shurmur said he was aware that both players would not participate. He was released by Damon Harrison, who visited his first spring OTA.
"He was here today and he did a good job," Shurmur said.