Beckham to kick off free-agent tour by visiting Giants
Wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Will kick off what is anticipated to be a 3-city unfastened corporation tour whilst he meets Thursday with the New York Giants, the crew that drafted him in 2014.
Beckham is anticipated to talk with coach Brian Daboll and general manager Joe Schoen. Team surgeons are also expected to examine his left knee.
Beckham has torn the ACL within the knee twice. The ultimate time turned into within the Super Bowl in February even as playing for the champion Los Angles Rams. He has been rehabbing the knee all season and is now looking for a task.
The Giants (7-4) have a prime hole at huge receiver with veteran Sterling Shepard and rookie Wan’Dale Robinson out with ACL injuries. Kenny Golladay also has no longer lived as much as the big loose-agent settlement New York gave him closing year and 2021 first-round choose Kadarius Toney turned into traded to Kansas City.
Shepard, who played with Beckham on the Giants for a couple of seasons, believes his friend’s knee is quality. He brought the harm was far less critical than the ACL damage that restrained Giants running back Saquon Barkley for almost two years.“I don’t have any doubt in my thoughts that he can be able to come lower back and be the equal participant that he has continually been,” Shepard said of Beckham. “This obviously may be a touch distinct however he could be very talented, a generational talent. I agree with he’s going to come again and be full go.”Beckham, who had forty eight catches for 593 yards and 7 touchdowns in 12 games with the Rams, is predicted to go to the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys over the next week. The 30-yr-old has caught fifty six touchdowns in his NFL profession.
Beckham had his greatest man or woman success with New York. He changed into the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year and performed for the Giants through 2018 before being traded to the Cleveland Browns. The deal got here much less than a year after the LSU product signed a $ninety million extension with New York.
Beckham tore his ACL in both the 2020 and ’21 seasons. He additionally missed the general public of the 2017 season after breaking an ankle in early October.
Giants unique teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey coached Beckham at LSU.
“He changed into glaringly a dynamic player there from his freshman year all the manner up until he left,” McGaughey stated. “It turned into amusing to observe him grow, as a younger man, as a 17-12 months antique freshman and leaving to turn out to be a first-spherical draft pick and looking him his first few years within the league. He turned into amusing to coach and a first rate, exceptional talented guy.”