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New York Giants news, 8/11: Odell Beckham embracing role as mentor

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Odell Beckham chats with Roger Lewis during practice
Odell Beckham chats with Roger Lewis during practice
William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports

We have heard New York Giants rookie cornerback Eli Apple talk about the help he has been receiving from star wide Odell Beckham Jr. We have seen and read about Beckham taking time to counsel many of the young wide receivers who are competing for roster spots. In his third season, it seems Beckham has begun to embrace a mentoring role to the team's young charges.

"Right now, I’m really focused on being really the best teammate that I can be. I’ve never really – I mean, I’ve been a part of a culture like that where you really feel closely bonded with a team, and we’re all out here working, we’re all out here to struggle together, and that’s not always what it’s felt like, and it feels good. So right now I’m just trying to help whoever I can help, keep learning and growing myself, and keep trying to elevate and set the standard even higher."

Valentine's View: This can be seen as nothing but a positive for the Giants. That is both because of what Beckham can pass along to his teammates, but also because knowing he is a leader might help Beckham learn to keep his own on-field emotions in check.

Let's check some of the other recent training camp headlines for the Giants.

Victor Cruz feeling better, expects to be practicing soon | Newsday

Janoris Jenkins shows what he can bring to table at Giants training camp practice - New York Giants Blog- ESPN

Giants linebacker’s obstacles: 3 years away and a new position | New York Post

Why Ryan Nassib’s annual spotlight means more this time | New York Post

NFL preseason Power Rankings: Let the games and the jostling begin | Sporting News

Meet Ben McAdoo's New Giants: Healthier, Smarter, Better and Relaxed | Bleacher Report

Ex-Giants coach Tom Coughlin is already taking NFL business trips |