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Good morning, New York Giants fans! The Giants hold an OTA with media access today, so the truth is most of your Giants-related news for this Monday is yet to be made.

Still, the show must go on and you are here looking for headlines to go with your morning coffee. So, here goes.

How Giants’ $15M afterthought is fitting into the O-line
Sometimes, nothing else needs to be conveyed.

“Yeah, I mean, I feel like the expectations have been clear and they’ve been set,’’ Patrick Omameh said...

What to expect from Eli Manning in 2018 | NFL Analysis | Pro Football Focus
Senior Analyst Sam Monson dissects what to expect from the veteran Giants signal-caller after the team opted to draft a running back instead of a quarterback in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Hunter Sharp making most of opportunities at OTAs
The wide receiver's first NFL start came in Week 17 of 2017

Giants could be close to contract showdown with Odell Beckham, Jr. | SNY
For the moment, Beckham is still slated to play the 2018 season under the terms of the "fifth-year option" on his rookie contract -- a decent salary of $8.459 million. Beckham, of course, wants to join the ranks of receivers like Tampa Bay's Mike Evans and Cleveland's Jarvis Landry, who signed long-term deals this offseason. And he rightfully wants his to be the largest -- possibly as large as $20 million per year.

The Giants -- after their brief, bizarre, and ill-conceived public flirtation with trading their star receiver in late March -- seem to want the same thing. They just want it done on their own timetable. Their preference, according to a team source, is to first make sure Beckham has fully recovered from the ankle surgery he underwent in October and is still the same explosive player, and to give it a little time to make sure he really is doing his best to remain controversy-free. Then they will be willing to open their vault.

But what if Beckham tries to force their hand by withholding his services? And not at the team's upcoming mandatory minicamp, since a mid-June "holdout" is largely irrelevant. What if he decides to sit through the start of training camp, or the preseason, or even longer than that?

Dalvin Tomlinson, after strong rookie year, on new Giants defense: 'Reminds me of Alabama's scheme' |
Giants DT Dalvin Tomlinson was 1 of NFL's top rookies in 2017. Now he will get to show off his versatility in defensive coordinator James Bettcher's aggressive scheme, much like he did for head coach Nick Saban at Alabama.