There’s no need to worry, Giants fans. While we previously heard reports that Odell Beckham Jr. would likely attend Giants training camp, the receiver has confirmed the news himself. The 25-year-old told Ralph Vacchiano that he’ll indeed be at Giants camp and won’t be holding out (Twitter link).
Beckham, who suffered a season-ending ankle injury last year, had received clearance to participate in Giants work outs earlier this week. However, the wideout decided to skip team drills, focusing instead on progressing his recovery. The Pro Bowler is still hoping to participate in 11-on-11 drills by training camp, and reports indicated that the star receiver and the team were on the same page.
Of course, just because Beckham isn’t planning a hold out doesn’t mean he isn’t eyeing a brand-new contract. The receiver is set to earn nearly $8.5MM next season before hitting unrestricted free agency, and he’d surely opt for a lucrative long-term deal with the Giants considering his recent injury history. However, if New York isn’t willing to hand Beckham one of the largest contracts of all time, the receiver might be willing to play out the 2018 season and test his market next offseason.
Following three straight seasons with at least 1,300 yards and 10 touchdowns, Beckham was limited to only 25 receptions for 302 yards and three touchdowns in 4 games (two starts) last season.