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Giants morning report: Eli Manning talks about Odell Beckham, contract

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New York Giants headlines for Saturday, 6/20.

Eli Manning throws a pass during mini-camp.
Eli Manning throws a pass during mini-camp.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! The players might be off for summer vacation, but Big Blue View -- of course -- never sleeps. So, let's get your Saturday started with a look at some Giants-related headlines.

Eli Manning offers advice to Odell Beckham

Giants' quarterback Eli Manning admitted Friday during an appearance on WFAN that he has been one of the Giants ribbing Odell Beckham Jr. about his hamstring in a "fun-loving" way, and offered the young wide receiver some advice.

"He's still young. He's a young player, and his success has come on him quickly. He's got to learn how to handle the media. Sometimes, hey, if things go wrong, you're not practicing, you just got to sit there and take it and learn from it and move on from it. ...

"Guys aren't getting on him or mad at him," Manning said. "We're out there practicing, you're just kind of making fun of [it], you know, you might say, 'Hey, how's your fingernail? Is it still hurt and keeping you out of practice?' Just little things like that, just trying to keep things loose."

I wrote about the Beckham situation on Friday. Newsday's Tom Rock offered an excellent thought on why there is some concern about Beckham's recent complaint, saying "if it festers and causes a rift within the team, it could be more debilitating to the Giants than any hamstring injury ever could be."

Eli: 'Of course' he wants to retire as a Giant

Manning didn't just talk about Beckham on Friday. He talked about his contract, saying he has "never gotten concerned" about it and that he wants to retire with the Giants.

"Of course. of course," Eli told the radio duo [Boomer & Carton]. "I started here. When you get drafted and you come to an organization, you want to finish there. I’m going into my 12th year. I don’t want to change teams, I don’t want to change organizations, I don’t want to change cities. I’m happy where I am. I want to stay here. And hopefully it works out that way."

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