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Odell Beckham Jr., Giants seem headed for inevitable showdown

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Beckham, who desperately wants a new contact, is almost healthy after breaking his leg in October. The Giants, who admittedly aren’t in a rush to pay him, said last week that Beckham could “possibly” be cleared for this week’s mandatory minicamp.

Giants players are set to undergo physicals Monday. Practices are scheduled from Tuesday-Thursday before a six-week respite prior to the start of training camp. That at least gives the two sides some time. Except nothing that has happened so far indicates they will get a deal done.nfl jerseys cheap china

It’s not out of the realm of possibilities that doctors allow Beckham to do more this week than at OTAs. He’s mostly worked on the side with a trainer and in a select few half-speed individual drills. Nothing strenuous. Nothing that would put himself at risk for that $60 million or so in guaranteed money (in the range of what Tampa Bay wide receiver Mike Evans was paid) that sits on the horizon.3

Beckham has made significant progress since suffering the injury. He’s close to full strength. But it still remains unlikely he’ll be cleared for contact this week. It’s just not worth it at this point on the calendar with so much at stake for both sides.

As Landon Collins, who underwent surgery on his right arm in April, explained: “I could be [cleared for minicamp], but at the same time, at the end of the day we still won’t take any risks. It’s minicamp, we’re not playing for anything right now.”

The same holds true for Beckham. It would be in everybody’s best interest to avoid reaching that crossroads until at least later this summer, because when he’s cleared for contact that is when the showdown will occur if there isn’t a new contract. And right now, with no significant talks taking place about a new deal, it appears almost inevitable.cheap nfl jerseys nike

Beckham wants a new deal before the start of this season. This is no secret. He doesn’t want to put his body at serious risk again — this time for $8.5 million — without a new deal after what happened last season, when he first injured his ankle in a preseason game and then watched his career flash before his eyes when his leg was shattered in a Week 5 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

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