Odell Beckham's doing everything this spring for new contract

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Odell Beckham Jr.’s presence this spring comes with a purpose. It’s not simply for show, to learn the new offense or for the extra work. He can get the latter at his offseason home in California if he so pleased.

Beckham is out to prove that the New York Giants can trust their star wide receiver, and that he’s willing to buy into the program of the new regime in hopes of landing a new long-term deal. It seems to be nfl jerseys china

Beckham is attending the start of the Giants’ Organized Team Activities (OTAs) on Monday. It’s right in line with his approach all spring. The three-time Pro Bowl receiver was there for the start of the voluntary offseason program in March and attended the team’s voluntary minicamp last month after skipping most of spring workouts last year.

Beckham has been at the facility for a good chunk of the offseason. Even when he wasn’t, he’s sent videos of his workouts and rehab sessions to the team.

These are all positive signs as we sit here in late-May, with training camp just over two months away. The Giants wanted Beckham present this spring to show his dedication and see first-hand how he has progressed after breaking his ankle in October. They got what they wanted.303

What Beckham wants now is a new contract. This is no secret, and this was a premeditated approach this spring aimed to prove he’s capable of being a leader and trusted member of the team. Again, mission accomplished. Whether it pays off with the lucrative new contract he so desperately desires remains to be seen. There has yet to be any serious negotiations, according to a source.

"I wouldn't say sense of urgency. The contract will get done when it's supposed to get done," co-owner John Mara said earlier this month, before adding this isn’t the Giants’ first contract negotiation. "I think that is the [general manager] Dave Gettleman line. official nfl jerseys cheap I think I'm going to adopt that. All spring, all summer, as long as it takes."

At least the situation continues to trend in the right direction after a few bumps in the road – there was a troubling video from a night out in France back in March followed by the team saying it will listen to offers at the NFL annual meetings -- earlier this year. Mara recently said he’s hopeful Beckham would remain with the franchise that drafted him for many years to come.

The relationship between Beckham and new coach Pat Shurmur is off to an encouraging start. That much is apparent. Shurmur likes what he’s seen and heard from his star receiver and Beckham is buying what his new coach is selling. They’re on the same page.

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