Kim Jones of the NFL Network has confirmed that Odell Beckham Jr. will report on time when the New York Giants training camp starts this week.
Just confirmed that Odell Beckham Jr will report on time to #NYG training camp Wednesday. “He wants to play football, he wants to win,” source close to @OBJ_3 said. (OBJ told reporters at his camp in June that he would not hold out.)— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) July 23, 2018
For his part, Beckham simply posted “Omw...” (On my way...) on his instagram account:
There had been speculation that the Giants’ superstar wide receiver would hold out as he seeks a new contract. Beckham has attended most of the Giants’ offseason program, but practiced only sparingly as he rehabs the fractured ankle which ended his 2017 season.
The Giants were rocked early in the offseason by reports that they would trade Beckham rather than break the bank to offer him a second contract. That, obviously, has not come to pass and Beckham has worked hard to establish a good relationship with the new front office and coaching staff.
One of just two highly-drafted wide receivers from the 2014 class not signed to a second contract, Beckham’s contract hangs over Giants’ camp — especially considering the five-year, $81 million extension recently signed by Brandin Cooks. It remains to be seen how much Beckham will see the field in practice or preseason as the Giants ease him back, but he has done everything the Giants could have asked throughout 2018.