Giants HC Pat Shurmur expects Odell Beckham Jr. to participate fully in training camp
In the last few months, New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has continued to take steps forward in his recovery from a broken ankle. This has also seen a steady increase in his involvement in the team’s workouts as the offseason has rolled along.
It has now led to head coach Pat Shurmur to vocalize that he expects Beckham Jr. to be a full participant in all the drills once training camp begins next month, according to Ralph Vacchiano of SNY.
Pat Shurmur says he expects Odell Beckham to report to Giants training camp on time and he has “no reason to believe” he won’t be able to participate fully in all drills.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoSNY) June 14, 2018
There hasn’t been any other reason to believe otherwise for Beckham Jr.’s activity level in the team workouts as he hasn’t had any true limitations on the practice field. With more time removed from the injury, it should see him continue to take steps forward toward being a full participant in training camp given what he has shown so far this offseason.
There is a potential hurdle looming with his contract situation being in the fifth-year option of his rookie deal, but that doesn’t appear to be preventing him from taking the field. Beckham Jr. has a clear desire to get a lucrative extension in place this offseason, but he hasn’t gone the route of sitting out but instead taking part as much as he can this offseason since being medically cleared.
The Giants are counting on Beckham Jr. to be the leading offensive factor in the passing game next season in what the team hopes to be a huge bounce-back year. When healthy, he has proven to be arguably the best wide receiver in the league with his ability to heavily impact the game behind his record-setting pace of production.
If he can remain on course with his recovery, there should be no reason to believe he won’t be on the field for the season opener.