Beckham has been limited to individual drills during the Giants' minicamp this week, but the mere fact that he's on the field in any capacity during the offseason should be taken a positive sign in light of his desire for a long-term contract as well as his ongoing recovery from October surgery on his left ankle. It appears the latter issue isn't much of a concern heading into the upcoming campaign, as Dan Duggan of The Athletic New York noted that Beckham looked to be near 100 percent while running crossing routes on a side field during Thursday's minicamp session. The Giants could still opt to restrict Beckham's workload during the early stages of camp, but it appears any limitations the wideout faces would only be for precautionary purposes.
Beckham continues to progress in his recovery from a broken ankle suffered last season and, while he's pretty close to being cleared, he's expected to take it easy in minicamp to avoid a setback as training camp approaches. Heading into a contract season, it was once believed Beckham wouldn't take the field until he received an extension from the Giants. The new regime appears to have convinced him otherwise, as Beckham will attempt to prove his worth coming off a 2017 campaign in which he played just four games before the season-ending ankle injury.
Though he has vocalized his desire for a contract extension as he heads into the final year of his rookie deal, Beckham doesn't seem to be contemplating a holdout, as he had already been present for the Giants' voluntary offseason conditioning program. Beckham was absent from OTAs while he awaited full clearance following October surgery on his left ankle, but it sounds like he could be on the field in some capacity during minicamp. According to Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Beckham is "pretty close" to getting the green light for full activities, though it seems more likely than not that the team will wait until training camp before having the wideout take contact.
Beckham (ankle) is expected to rejoin the team for minicamp next week and it's "possible" he could be fully cleared to participate, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Beckham has missed the majority of OTAs while working back from a broken ankle, but appears to be nearing a return to full strength. While the Giants are expected to remain cautious with their star wide receiver, there's a chance he's healthy enough to be cleared in time for minicamp next week, though Beckham would likely still have some restrictions to avoid putting too much strain on the ankle. That said, this is yet another encouraging update on Beckham, who should be a full-go by the time training camp begins.
Beckham (ankle) was not present at OTAs on Tuesday but head coach Pat Shurmur said that he is close to being physically cleared, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
It appears as though Beckham's absence for the second week of OTAs was planned after the wideout was a limited participant at the start. It's expected that Beckham will participate on a very limited basis, if he even participates at all, throughout the rest of OTAs and could potentially be healthy enough to take part in the the Giants' mandatory minicamp in mid-June. Either way, New York will likely proceed with caution with its star wide receiver in order to ensure he is 100 percent for the start of the regular season.
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